Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ten Best Ajax Links

~ The Ten Best Ajax Links: Tutorials, Examples, and History ~

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML is the newest phenomenon to hit the net. I’m sure most of you have heard of it as the catchy little name of Ajax. Ajax is all the rage now if you want a trendy website. If you have a website, or portal you run; it will almost guarantee you get hits if you put some Ajax in there, and advertise that you have done so.

In order to help you in your quest to add some Ajax code into your site; I have scoured the net for the ten best tutorials, and examples.

  1. Ajax Tutorial: Ajax What is it Good For?
    1. This site covers not only how to code in Ajax, and to implement it into your site, but also the history of it, and how it came to be. It is a good place to start.
  2. Rasmus’ 30 second Ajax Tutorial
    1. This is a quick and dirty introduction to Ajax. It doesn’t go in depth, but in 30 seconds (ok, a few minutes) you should be able to comprehend it; if you have coding knowledge.
  3. Ajax: Getting Started
    1. This is from the Mozilla developer center. This is also a somewhat basic introduction to Ajax, but it is quite nicely laid out.
  4. Interactivity with Remote Scripting
    1. This is just like the first two, basic, yet understandable. A good read if you are still having trouble understanding Ajax, and remote scripting.
  5. Ajax Examples
    1. This site isn’t so much a tutorial, as it is a comprehensive list of Ajax examples. The author lists real world uses of Ajax to give you ideas on what you can use it for in your sites.
  6. Ajax (programming)
    1. Wikipedia usually has a plethora of information and links for many, many topics. This is also true for Ajax programming. There is some great information here, and make sure to check out the external links at the end of the wiki.
  7. Ajax in ASP.NET
    1. If you are an ASP.NET developer, than this is the place to take a look at once you understand the basics of Ajax. Microsoft is busy working on their own implementation of Ajax; called Atlas, but it isn’t ready yet.
  8. Ajax with J2EE
    1. Another tutorial of Ajax, this time implementing with J2EE.
  9. Ruby on Rails
    1. There is a very active group of developers that swear by Ruby on Rails. It is a framework that accelerates the development of Ajax. It is considered a very fleshed out and easy to use version of Ajax. As a bonus; Ruby is incredibly easy to learn to code in.
  10. Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications
    1. It’s probably best to actually include the article that coined the term Ajax. It doesn’t have code examples, but does give a nice walkthrough of how Ajax actually works.
(Pasted from mygadgetbag.com)

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