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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Chapter 4. Client-server Communication and Forms

In the previous chapter, we have looked more closely at how to write the application logic at the client-side of your web application, where JavaScript, XHTML, and the Backbase framework live.

Of course, that is only half of the story. In this chapter and the next, we are looking at communication with the other half of your web application—the part that resides on the server and is developed using a server-side scripting language, such as PHP, JSP, ASP, Ruby, and more.

This is a core chapter of the book. As you might expect from an AJAX Framework, the Backbase client can make asynchronous requests to a server and the server can respond with data or with dynamic parts of the page. We will look at communication ...

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