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PHP and script.aculo.us Web 2.0 Application Interfaces

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Learn
  • Discover the script.aculo.us library with the help of real-world case studies
  • Explore wonderful Prototype library features like DOM, AJAX, and event handling
  • Unleash the server-side techniques using wonderful PHP and MySQL
  • Add wonderful Multimedia effects like morph, highlight, fade, and MP3 sounds
  • Get to grips with AJAX using Drag and Drop feature
  • Learn the tips, tricks and applications of the InPlaceEditor and InPlaceCollection Editor with just a few lines of code
  • Explore all the striking features of script.aculo.us including Sliders, Auto-Completion, Multimedia, and so on
  • Implement some of the exciting features of Prototype and script.aculo.us to create a ready-to-go-live project
  • Create a mash-up of Delicious and Digg applications and experience a new shopping search by integrating features of script.aculo.us library to our web applications
  • Integrate modules to build clones for raw applications
About

script.aculo.us is a JavaScript library that provides dynamic visual effects, user interface controls, and robust AJAX features. It is to client-side what PHP is to server-side – powerful, simple, complete fun, and above all, a MUST! As developers, we all dream of building applications that users can instantly fall in love with and get productive. Simple and niche applications are the future of web applications. script.aculo.us when used with PHP as a server-side scripting language, can give us a new way of looking at things and changing the way we work.

script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to enhance your web sites and web applications. It provides dynamic visual effects, user interface controls, and robust AJAX features. This book covers all aspects for a developer to learn and master the art of using advanced JavaScript also referred to as 2.0 aspects in PHP web applications. script.aculo.us is an effective and powerful add-on to the Prototype library and when combined with PHP, it can make a lot of difference. The difference every developer dreams of.

This book has been written keeping in view every basic step as well as covering the most complex aspects while writing our applications — from simple effects, to the AJAX way of communicating through systems in applications. It gives you a completely new way of adding interactivity to your web applications. You will learn how sript.aculo.us provides interactivity and beauty to your project so that it engages users and appeals to the masses.

Faster, more efficient, and more productive applications are what we are trying to build. Each chapter of this book has been hand-crafted to make sure that you as a developer can learn and master the art of making beautiful applications.

The book covers all the various aspects of script.aculo.us with a few real-world clone projects, which will surely help you explore your creative side.

The aim of this book is to make you go "WOW"!

Features
  • Get started quickly with script.aculo.us library with as little as one line of code
  • Explore Prototype library features, tutorials, code, and examples
  • Learn script.aculo.us' In-place Editing, Auto Completion, Sliders, Drag-and-Drop, Effects, and Multimedia
  • A book with less jargon, and more code explanation for building real-world examples —Tadalist clone, Digg and Delicious clones, 43things.com clone
Page Count 264
Course Length 7 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781847194046
Date Of Publication 11 May 2009

Authors

Sridhar Rao

Sridhar currently works as a Technical Lead at a leading MNC, where he is part of digital practice. He has over 10 years of experience primarily focused on frontend engineering. He has previously worked with Oracle India, Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Tech Mahindra.

To his credit, he has also led large teams implementing complex applications using AngularJS for a leading investment bank. He has successfully designed and developed reporting and dashboard application using hybrid AngularJS and Angular frameworks for a leading freight shipping company and a leading low-cost airline.

He has been a senior developer involved in migrating an entire business-critical application from AngularJS to Angular for a leading media giant.
He is author of the book PHP and script.aculo.us Web 2.0 Application Interfaces, published by Packt.