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Beginning CakePHP: From Novice to Professional by David Golding

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CHAPTER 8Implementing Ajax Features

In recent years Ajax has become a more common method for handling requests among popular web sites. In short, Ajax makes it possible for the user to interact with the web site without waiting for the page to load or refresh. By working with HTTP requests this way, the web site behaves more like a desktop application. Methods that were thought to be impossible for web browsers have not only changed the Internet landscape but are turning the tides on software development. Many developers call this phenomenon the rise of "Web 2.0." However, building a rich Web 2.0 application is no simple task and usually requires a heavy dose of JavaScript. With Cake's help, you can bring common Ajax procedures into an application ...

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