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Book:   Ajax Hacks
Subject:   Nice Hacks - Where's the Server Side?
Date:   2007-01-11 18:21:23
From:   Charlene
Rating:  StarStarStarStarStar

I have been reading this book and find it fairly informative on Ajax, but useless. Unless I want to spend hours figuring out how to do the server side of the hack I can't use any of the ones I've read so far - I've just finished 17. Hack #7 shows how to create the JSON response on the server in a Java servlet, but that is only mildly useful.

I can see that it would be a little bit more work and a larger book to include the server side programs. And then having to decide which language to use...

I would suggest a companion series of books for the server side programming - one for each language - ASP, PHP, Perl, Java, Ruby, etc. And after the PHP one is out then I'll consider finishing Ajax Hacks.