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Book:   Ajax Hacks
Subject:   Need Help from Author
Date:   2007-04-27 07:10:56
From:   pannet1
Rating:  StarStarStarStarStar

I would say the book is of excellent help. Since it involves lot of technologies there would be certain areas which might not be of interest to all.


Firstly, I am little bit dissappointed with the Java and Ruby Server side code which have just filled pages. It would have been great if we had more ajax hacks instead of them. Different editions with respect to specific server side scripts may help Oreilly to sell more books with slight modifications.


Secondly, there is no where to go for help with the examples that are not running as expected. It will be great if we got all the examples running in the parkerriver website.


Thirdly, in general there is nowhere to ask questions regarding the book. The email id provided in the book, bookquestions at oreilly dot com, is returning my mail saying its spam. I have tried to send the mail with two different ids. I place to ask for help (forum, blog, etc) will be very useful.


Hope this helps.


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  • Need Help from Author,  August 22 2007
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    Submitted by Anonymous Reader   [Respond | View]

    "Secondly, there is no where to go for help with the examples that are not running as expected. It will be great if we got all the examples running in the parkerriver website."


    Think twice before you are TOO HAPPY when you see this book

    I think the direction is CORRECT, giving us lots of HACKS (those just mean AJAX techniques)

    but unlike other book --

    CAN THEY JUST MAKE THOSE PROGRAM WORK esp with HTTPrequest to the server
    the DEMO sample run GREAT, then we try it on our own PC server, then it WOULD NOT work 100%

    e.g. chapter 3 first example
    I could not pass my given email address for validation to the server in the PARKERRIVER.com web site, i.e. 90% of the program run as the demo, but the last bit is the hurdle

    I got this message -- that is from HTTP_request.js

    "The application cannot contact "+
    "the server at the moment. "+
    "Please try again in a few seconds.\n"+
    "Error detail: "+errv.message);
    }

    and I C O U L D N O T figure out why it gives this message when I run it myself

    hope that the author will participate in SOME FORUM and discuss his examples

    if you know a forum -- please register here and tell us !! the URL

    3xxx