PHP Ajax Cookbook

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  • Understand Basic form validation and form handling tools
  • Learn Debugging and troubleshooting techniques to make your site perform even quicker
  • Integrate Web 2.0 APIs for Flickr, Picasa, Facebook and Twitter
  • Build chat application using Comet technology
  • Write optimized code using Ajax asynchronous calls to improve website responsiveness
  • Implement best practices to build SEO-friendly websites
  • Become a skilled iPhone app developer using Ajax



Ajax is the necessary paradigm in Web 2.0 sites. Most of the Web 2.0 sites are built with PHP and Ajax. Extending AJAX is about delivering front-end service for accessing back-end services in PHP in a quick and easy manner. With this book in hand, you will learn how to use the necessary tools for Ajaxification of websites and iPhones.

PHP AJAX cookbook will teach you how to use the combination of PHP AJAX as a powerful platform for websites or web applications. Using AJAX for Communication with Server leads to faster response with PHP at the back-end services. The combination of AJAX PHP has many features such as speeding up the user experience, giving your web client much quicker response time and letting the client browser retrieve data from the server without having to refresh the whole page. You will learn the nuances of optimization and debugging Ajax applications. Further, you will learn how to program Ajax on iPhone devices.

This book will teach you popular selector-based JavaScript followed by important concepts on debugging, optimization and best practices. There is a collection of recipes focused on creating basic utilities such as validating form using Ajax and creating a five star rating system. As jQuery is quite popular, useful tools and jQuery plugins like Ajax tooltips, tab navigation, autocomplete, shopping cart, and Ajax chat are covered subsequently. By the end of chapter 7 you will learn to visually speed up website responsiveness to building SEO-friendly Ajax websites. Also get to know about all popular Ajax webservices and APIs like Twitter, Facebook and Google Maps which are covered in Ajax Mashups. Finally, step-by-step recipes are presented to build iPhone apps using basic libraries and everyday useful Ajax tools.

  • Learn how to develop and deploy iPhone web and native apps.
  • Optimize the performance of Ajax applications.
  • Build dynamic websites with faster response from the server using the asynchronous call feature of PHP Ajax.
  • Using Ajax allows quick and efficient access of data from the server, thus precluding a total web page refresh.
  • Leverage the power of PHP Ajax using practical recipes with example codes.


Page Count 340
Course Length 10 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781849513081
Date Of Publication 8 Dec 2011


Milan Sedliak

Milan Sedliak is a JavaScript specialist, jQuery and Cross-browser compatibility is one of his key strengths. He likes challenging tasks and he does everything he can to be at his best in this area. He has experience with all kinds of websites and a lot of technologies (eight+ years). Portfolios, company presentations, e-commerce, complicated reporting systems for telecommunication devices, PHP websites with MySQL or MS SQL, ASP.NET 3, 5 and 4 (C#) with MS SQL, etc. He has a lot of experience in international environments and is currently employed by Skype as a software engineer specialized in front-end web technologies and cross-browser compatibility. In the past he has worked at Hewlett-Packard, Interoute and Intertec Media Group.

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah

R. Rajesh Jeba Anbiah is a very simple guy who first saw computers in 1998. He got addicted to programming and co-authored A to Z of C, a non-profit book on Turbo C/DOS programming, while pursuing Master of Computer Applications in The American College, Madurai. After graduation he joined Agriya, then a startup company, and coded in Perl, Visual Basic, Delphi and heavily on PHP. Currently he heads the projects division in Agriya, where he oversees challenging Web 2.0 sites development, web software products and labs initiatives. His goal at the workplace is to get big branding and coverage for his labs projects.

Roshan Bhattarai

Roshan Bhattarai holds a M. Sc. in IT degree and has previously worked in various IT companies in Nepal and India as a Web developer and Technical Lead. Currently, he co-owns and working as a CTO at Proshore. Roshan owns and authors at one of the popular web development related blog at