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Posted by cadsmith on October 28, 2007

Reviewed Ajax on Java, Olson, 2007. Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) adds desktop application responsiveness to hypertext browsing. This book discusses the technique citing example code such as a character decoder to display the decimal value of a key, a servlet that computes the value and sends to the client, a zip code lookup form, and a shopping cart form with database and autocompletion of fields. Chapters discuss Ajax use along with a variety of application frameworks including XML and Javascript Object Notation (JSON), tag libraries (AjaxTags, JavaWebParts, AjaxAnywhere) , Struts, Javaserver Faces, Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and libraries for dojo, rico, direct web remoting (DWR), scriptaculous and prototype. Describes ways to build an XML document using Java Document Object Module (JDOM), dom4j, and Simple API for XML (SAX). The reader is assumed to have knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML and Javascript. Code examples use the JDK, Apache Ant and Tomcat. The link to the original article by Garrett seems to have moved to http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/essays/archives/000385.php.

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