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PHP and script.aculo.us Web 2.0 Application Interfaces by Sridhar Rao

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Chapter 2. Exploring Client-side Techniques with Prototype

In the previous chapter, we saw some basic features provided by the script.aculo.us library such as effects, drag and drop, and AJAX.

In this chapter we will cover the wonderful Prototype library. Some of the key features of Prototype that we will be covering are as follows:

  • Helper functions

  • AJAX components

  • Forms and events handling

  • Hands-on examples

About Prototype

Prototype was originally written by Sam Stephenson. It is a powerful open-source JavaScript framework, which makes it easy to develop dynamic and rich internet applications. Prototype provides both simple and advanced JavaScript extensions that assist developers, instead of making them rewrite their own code base. This includes the ...

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