AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition

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  • Create faster, lighter, better web applications by using the AJAX technologies to their full potential
  • Learn to use PHP and MySQL on the server, and Javascript and jQuery on the client, to build real-world AJAX applications
  • Combine client-side and server-side functionality to enhance the user experience of your site using AJAX
  • Learn to simulate private, instance, and static class members in JavaScript
  • Build an AJAX-enabled form validation page, which is safe to work even if the client doesn't support JavaScript and AJAX

AJAX enables interactive interfaces that can replace traditional user interfaces. Enhance the user experience of your PHP website using AJAX with this practical and friendly tutorial! This book is the most efficient resource you can get to enter the exciting world of AJAX with PHP. Based on numerous examples and detailed case studies, this AJAX with PHP tutorial will build your foundation knowledge for creating faster, better web applications.

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The best AJAX tutorial for PHP developers has been completely rewritten to be your friendly guide to modern Web 2.0 development techniques! AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications, 2nd Edition covers every significant aspect of creating and maintaining AJAX and PHP applications.

This book will teach you how to use PHP, JavaScript, MySQL and jQuery to build modern, responsive web applications. After building a strong foundation, the book will walk you through numerous real-world case studies covering techniques you’ll be likely to need for your own applications:

  • Learn how to write unobtrusive, degradable, portable, SEO-friendly AJAX code
  • Understand the object-oriented model of JavaScript and JSON
  • Learn how to use the jQuery JavaScript library by going through two complete case studies
  • Debug your AJAX and PHP code using modern tools
  • Assess the security implications of writing AJAX code and avoid security risks such as cross-site scripting
  • Learn advanced AJAX and PHP patterns and techniques such as predictive fetching, progress indicator, graceful degradation, cross-domain calls, and more
  • Understand the complete client-server mechanism by going through complete, step-by-step case studies, including AJAX Form Validation, and AJAX Online Chat and AJAX Editable DataGrid with jQuery


  • The ultimate AJAX tutorial for building modern Web 2.0 Applications
  • Create faster, lighter, better web applications by using the AJAX technologies to their full potential
  • Leverage the power of PHP and MySQL to create powerful back-end functionality and make it work in harmony with a responsive AJAX clientWrite better JavaScript code to enable powerful web features
  • Understand the complete client-server mechanism by following complete, step-by-step case studies
Page Count 308
Course Length 9 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781847197726
Date Of Publication 20 Dec 2009


Bogdan Brinzarea

Bogdan has a strong background in Computer Science holding a Master and Bachelor Degree at the Automatic Control and Computers Faculty of the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania and also an Auditor diploma at the Computer Science department at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.

His main interests cover a wide area from embedded programming, distributed and mobile computing and new web technologies. Currently, he is employed as an Alternative Channels Specialist at Banca Romaneasca, Member of National Bank of Greece where he is responsible for the Internet Banking project and coordinates other projects related to security applications and new technologies to be implemented in the banking area.

Cristian Darie

Cristian Darie is an eCommerce technology specialist and entrepreneur, and co-founder and CEO of Pleisty, a marketing automation and personalization tool for eCommerce.

Audra Hendrix

Audra Hendrix was educated at Northwestern University. She works as a consultant in applied technology and marketing to small and medium-sized businesses. While her client list includes Fortune 500 companies, she prefers the flexibility, agility, and challenges of small to medium-sized businesses. She has consulted both in the United States and France for businesses seeking to better utilize their resources and maximize their gains by reinventing and reapplying back office and Internet applications, data management, cost-effective marketing strategies, staffing requirements, and planning and deployment of new or emerging product lines.