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Ajax And PHP: Building Responsive Web Applications
Author: Filip Chereches

Publisher: Packt
ISBN: 9788184042443
Pages: 288
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"Assuming a basic knowledge of PHP, XML, JavaScript and MySQL, this book will help you understand how the heart of AJAX beats and how the constituent technologies work together. After teaching the foundations, the book will walk you through numerous real-world case studies covering tasks you ll be likely to need for your own applications:Server-enabled form-validation page
Online chat collaboration tool
Customized type-ahead text entry solution
Real-time charting using SVG
Database-enabled, editable and customizable data grid
RSS aggregator application
A server-managed sortable list with drag&drop support using the JavaScript toolkitThe appendices guide you through installing your working environment, using powerful tools that enable debugging, improving, and profiling your code, working with XSLT and XPath.
Who this book is written for
This book is for web developers willing to build better web applications. A basic knowledge of PHP, XML, JavaScript and MySQL, or a strong will to learn-as-you-type, is assumed.
About the Authors
Filip Chereches-Tosa is a web developer and entrepreneur, with a strong belief in the future of web-based software and open source. He started his career at the age of 9, programming BASIC on a Commodore 64.
Filip blogs in Romanian on and is an active member of the largest IT communities in Romania. He's always involved in side-projects, one of the latest being jobberBase (, open source job board software that he extracted from (a successful Romanian IT job board).
Bogdan Brinzarea 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 is a software engineer with experience in a wide range of modern technologies, and the author of numerous books, including his popular AJAX and PHP tutorial by Packt, his ASP.NET E-Commerce tutorial, by APress and his forthcoming SEO tutorial for PHP developers by Wrox Press. Cristian is studying distributed application architectures for his PhD, and is getting involved with various commercial and research projects. When not planning to buy Google, he enjoys his bit of social life. If you want to say 'hi', you can reach Cristian through his personal website at
Mihai Bucica started programming and competing in programming contests (winning many of them), all at age twelve.With a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Automatic Control and Computers Faculty of the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania, Bucica works on building communication software with various electronic markets.
Even after working with a multitude of languages and technologies, Bucica's programming language of choice remains C++, and he loves the LGPL word. Mihai also co-authored Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce and he be contacted through his personal website,

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