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Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action

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ISBN-10: 1933988037

ISBN-13: 9781933988030

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dave Crane, Bear Bibeault, Tom Locke

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Prototype and Scriptaculous are libraries that extend standard Ajax. They make it easier to program Ajax and provide powerful features like drag and drop and animation. In this book, developers learn by playing and see how the libraries work in the real world. As experience with Ajax increases, developers want the standard Ajax capabilities they repeatedly use to be preprogrammed for them--and that's exactly what Ajax libraries do for them. They reduce the pain of handling cross-browser inconsistencies, they add useful language features, and provide sophisticated functionality. Of these, Prototype is the most popular JavaScript and Ajax framework for low-level user interface features such…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
Publication date: 3/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Dave Crane is an Ajax authority and lead author of the best-selling Ajax in Action. He is currently senior developer for UK-based Historic Futures Ltd., developing the next generation of socially responsible supply-chain systems using Ajax to link rural cooperatives and multinational corporations.

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of Word 2007: The Missing Manual and Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual.Bear Bibeault is coauthor of Manning's bestselling Secrets of the…    

Getting started
Introducing Prototype and Scriptaculous
Introducing QuickGallery
Simplifying Ajax with Prototype
Using Prototype's advanced Ajax features
Scriptaculous quickly
Scriptaculous effects
Scriptaculous controls
Scriptaculous drag and drop
Prototype in depth
All about objects
Fun with functions
Arrays made easy
Back to the browser
Advanced topics
Prototype and Scriptaculous in practice
Prototype, Scriptaculous, and rails
HTTP primer
Measuring HTTP traffic
Installing and running tomcat 5.5
Installing and running PHP
Porting service-side techniques