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  1. PHP Ajax Cookbook
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  2. PHP Ajax Cookbook

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    Customer Ratings (5 reviews)
    Price R1185.00

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This book contains a collection of recipes with step-by-step directions to build SEO-friendly websites using standard Ajax tools. Each recipe contains behind-the-scene explanations to PHP Ajax questions. This book is an ideal resource for people who like to add Ajax features to websites and who prefer standards and best practices for building SEO-friendly websites. As the book covers advanced topics, readers need to be aware of basic PHP, JavaScript and XML features.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Very disappointed with this book. If you're not already familiar with jQuery, this book will teach you some very poor coding habits, like building placeholder blocks of HTML into your markup rather than generating them dynamically with JS, not to mention the bloated and unnecessary code to do simple things. The PHP in the book is also disappointing, providing almost no server side functionality, and even less in regards to "practical" server side functionality.

None of these recipes provide anything of a dynamic nature, relying mostly on static chunks of HTML in place of server side data.

Formatting is also a mess. Code is scattered and in some cases, missing.

Also, at least 1/3 of the source code is omitted from the publisher's downloadable files. It's sad when books like this pass a publisher's standards.
The sub-title for this book, "Over 60 simple but incredibly effective recipes to Ajaxify PHP websites" is accurate, and if that is what you are looking for, then this book does a good job delivering on it. Many programming training books take you through a single project from start to finish to help the reader gain a deeper understanding of the language or techniques being employed. This is not that style of book. Although the entire volume does flow together for the most part, it seems to work better as a reference to solve a particular problem, or as the title would suggest, a cookbook where you pick the recipe for the task you wish to complete.
I feel it is important to note that a book like this is not for novices. Before reading this book, the reader should already be comfortable with PHP and the server end of their application. The reader would hopefully have a basic understanding of JavaScript structure or at least the jQuery JavaScript library which is used for the... Read more
I recently finished reading my first "cookbook" style programming book: PHP Ajax Cookbook: This is my first cookbook review, so I thought I'd start by clarifying what this is and is not. It is not a textbook-style book, similar to "Learn Ajax in 21 days". It is also not a reference book that you can sit on your bookshelf and pull down when you need to look something up. It's a survey of a wide variety of basic techniques that can be implemented with Ajax techniques and how they're done. You should be familiar with both PHP, JavaScript, and CSS before picking this up, or you will get REALLY lost.

With that said, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I recommend going ahead and downloading the source code files (there's a registration, but it's painless). Some examples are fairly lengthy, and you'll want the source code handy. In fact, this book is between 30% and 50% code!

The layout of the book is chapter around a main concept. Each chapter has several sections, each... Read more
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