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Zend Framework in Action by Steven Brown, Nick Lo, Rob Allen

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Chapter 5. Ajax

This chapter covers
  • Using Ajax in web applications
  • Creating a simple Ajax example
  • Intergrating YUI into Ajax
  • Integrating Ajax elements into a Zend Framework application

Ajax is a way of using JavaScript to create interactive web pages that send data to and from the server behind the scenes. This means that the user doesn’t see the full page refresh and that a website is more responsive and feels faster to the user. As a result, a web application, such as a web-based email client, behaves more like its desktop cousins. Although it is server-based, Zend Framework’s MVC system, which separates different layers of the application, helps make it easier to add Ajax functionality to your websites.

In this chapter, we will look at ...

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