Review of ‘Pro Ajax and Java Frameworks’

Pro Ajax and Java Frameworks (Pro)

This book seeks to give the experienced developer of Java web applications the knowledge necessary to add Ajax to their webapps. This is another Ajax book that goes broad rather than deep. Instead of investigating one or two frameworks, it delves into more than a half dozen, both Javascript and Java.

Quick summary: Chapters 2, 3 and 5 are the strongest in the book with useful information on tools, Javascript libraries and enhancing Struts applications with Ajax. The other chapters are not as strong and spend too much time covering old ground.

The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an introduction to a variety of Javascript and Java Ajax libraries and frameworks. Part 2 shows how to integrate those libraries and frameworks into existing Java web frameworks such as Struts and JSF. One place that this book differs from other Ajax books is that it doesn’t have a chapter introducing the reader to the browser technologies that comprise Ajax.
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  • Lisa

    great book! i’m very happy that i buy it!