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AJAX, or Asynchronous Javascript and XML, is the building blocks of Web 2.0 sites. AJAX can serve as an XML data transport layer or returning pre-formed HTML then injected into the browser DOM. Considered by many to be a mesh of DHTML and XMLHttpRequest this technology allows AJAX developers to provide rich content experiences without constant page reloads. If you're looking for AJAX help and AJAX tutorials to get started, then read on.

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Google's Closure Compiler Service API: Optimizing a JavaScript File

Alejandro Gervasio 11045

In this third part of the series, I develop an example that illustrates how to use the Closure Compiler Service API for optimizing a JavaScript file via the set of PHP classes defined previously. In this example, the level of optimization applied to the target file is basic, limited to stripping its white space and nothing else.


Google's Closure Compiler Service API: Talking to the API via a PHP Class

Alejandro Gervasio 9828

In this second part of the series, I develop a concrete PHP class derived from the abstract parent defined in the previous tutorial. This new class implements some refined methods that permit you to interact “face-to-face” with Google's Closure Compiler Service API in a pretty straightforward fashion.


Google's Closure Compiler Service API: Fundamentals

Alejandro Gervasio 8272

Looking for a fast way to optimize your JavaScript files, but don't want to give up total control? Google offers Closure Compiler, which makes use of an intuitive REST API and several other features to get you exactly the optimization you need for your JavaScript.


Installing Google Web Toolkit

Codex-M 13559

The Google Web toolkit is a useful open source toolkit that can be used by web developers for developing complex JavaScript applications/AJAX in Java. This article will show you how to get started using it.


PHP AJAX Form Validation

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Many sites feature web forms to collect information from users. Unfortunately, these forms often provide a poor experience for the user, with predictable results. This article will show you how to make filling out web forms more fun (or at least less painful) for your users with the help of PHP and some AJAX magic.


Completing a User-Defined CSS Website with PHP

Codex-M 20833

In the first part, you learned about CSS and some basic tips/techniques for using the slider to display colors. In this part, we will discuss how we are going to write our AJAX and PHP scripts to make our user-defined CSS website.


Create a User-Defined CSS Website with PHP

Codex-M 27434

PHP as a server side scripting language can be used to customize CSS. This can make your website more readable and useful to your visitors. In this article, you'll learn what you can do to let them adjust your site so it looks good to them. This is the first part of a two-part series.


Build A Better Twitter Chat Client Than Chamillionaire

Dev Shed 12805

Tuesday evening, August 4th, the musician Chamillionaire launched a live, first showing video on his website along with a Twitter-based chat client. While the Twitter chat client worked from a data perspective, based on what the code showed it looks like most browsers would crash.


Learn These 10 Programming Languages

Dev Shed 34826

eWeek recently wrote an article that showed the top 10 programming languages developers should consider focusing on over the next few years. According to Deborah Rothberg, by learning these programming languages, you can not only keep but advance your career.


Using Division Equations to Make Web Forms Safer with Ajax

Alejandro Gervasio 20202

From a web developer’s point of view, building a mechanism that permits you to protect online forms against attacks by spam bots, malicious automated submissions, and so forth, can be challenging. Developing such an application often requires using a server-side graphic library to generate the so-called noisy images. However, it’s possible to quickly create a similar mechanism with Ajax, without having to work directly with images generated in the web server. This is the fourth part of a four-part series that explains how to do just that.


Using Integer Multiplication to Protect Web Forms with Ajax

Alejandro Gervasio 18385

If you’re a web developer who builds Ajax-driven applications and wants to learn how to use this technology for creating more secure web forms, then look no further. Welcome to the third part of a series focused on making web forms safer with Ajax. Made up of four comprehensive tutorials, this series explains how to generate different types of challenge strings via Ajax, which can be incorporated into any existing HTML form with the purpose of protecting it against attacks.


Using Simple Checksums for Web Form Verification with Ajax

Alejandro Gervasio 21645

As you know, Ajax is a technology that can be used to perform all sorts of clever tasks; this includes building web forms that are less vulnerable to attacks from malicious web bots. Indeed, it’s pretty simple to develop certain mechanisms that permit the dynamic generation of verification codes via Ajax, which must be entered manually by a user before submitting an HTML form. This is the second part of a four-part series that shows you how to make your web forms safer with Ajax.


Protecting Web Forms with AJAX

Alejandro Gervasio 29187

Are you looking for a new way to protect your web forms from malicious hackers and spam bots? Then you've come to the right place. In this four-part article series, you'll learn how to use Ajax to protect those forms. Keep reading to learn how to build an Ajax-based verification code mechanism that you can use on your own web site.


Using Prototip with AJAX

Dan Wellman 25087

In the first part of this tutorial we looked at the ease with which a default implementation of Prototip tooltips could be put on the page, and how, with just a little configuration we could change the appearance and behavior of the tooltips. In this part of the tutorial we’re going to take a look at the built-in AJAX functionality boasted by the plugin, and see how we can extend the tooltips by supplying HTML elements instead of plain text as their content.


Using Prototip

Dan Wellman 23270

Prototype is a popular open source JavaScript framework that is favored by many for its extensive toolset that makes implementing advanced JavaScript functionality a breeze. Prototip is a plugin for Prototype that lets you quickly and easily add fantastic-looking tooltips to your pages with a minimum of code and effort.

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