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Ajax in Action by Darren James, Eric Pascarello, Dave Crane

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Chapter 3. Introducing order to Ajax

This chapter covers

  • Developing and maintaining large Ajax client codebases
  • Refactoring Ajax JavaScript code
  • Exploring common design patterns used in Ajax applications
  • Using Model-View-Controller on the server side of an Ajax app
  • Overview of third-party Ajax libraries

In chapter 2, we covered all the basic technologies that make up an Ajax application. With what we’ve learned so far, it’s possible to build that super-duper Ajax-powered web application that you’ve always dreamed of. It’s also possible to get into terrible trouble and end up with a tangle of code, HTML markup, and styling that is impossible to maintain and that mysteriously stops working one day. Or worse, you end up with an application ...

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