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Web Developer’s Cookbook: More Than 300 Ready-Made PHP, JavaScript, and CSS Recipes by Robin Nixon

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CHAPTER 11
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Incorporating JavaScript
JavaScript is a powerful programming language in its own right. Most of the things you can do with other languages like Java, C, and PHP can also be done with it (although obviously you can’t create compiled programs such as device drivers and the like). Its great utility lies in the fact that it runs inside a web browser, and so if you interact with it, you can substantially increase the dynamic features of your web site by adding Web 2.0 functionality such as Ajax calls, the manipulating of elements within a web page, assisting user input, and a whole lot more.
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