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Adding Ajax

by Shelley Powers

Ajax can bring many advantages to an existing web application without forcing you to redo the whole thing. This book explains how you can add Ajax to enhance, rather than replace, the way your application works. For instance, if you have a traditional web application based on submitting a form to update a table, you can enhance it by adding the capability to update the table with changes to the form fields, without actually having to submit the form. That's just one example.Adding Ajax is for those of you more interested in extending existing applications than in creating Rich Internet Applications (RIA). You already know the "business-side" of applications-web forms, server-side driven pages, and static content-and now you want to make your web pages livelier, more fun, and much more interactive. This book:Provides an overview of Ajax technologies, and the importance of developing a strategy for changing your site before you sit down to code Explains the heart and soul of Ajax: how to work with the XMLHttpRequest object Introduces and demonstrates several important Ajax libraries, including Prototype,, rico, Mochikit Explores the interactive element that is Ajax, including how to work with events and event handlers that work across browsers Introduces the concept of web page as space, and covers three popular approaches to managing web space Explains how to make data updates, including adding new data, deleting, and making updates, all from within a single page Describes the effects Ajax has on the Web-breaking the back button, losing browser history, dynamic effects that disappear when the page is refreshed, and more Covers advanced CSS effects, including drag and drop "scroll bars", pagination, and the use of SVG and the Canvas object Explores mashups-Ajax's ability to combine data from different web services in any number of ways, directly in our web pages You don't need to start over to use Ajax. You can simply add to what you already have. This book explains how.

Essential Blogging

by J. E. Johnson Cory Doctorow Rael Dornfest Shelley Powers Benjamin Trott Mena G. Trott

With weblogs or "blogs" exploding all over the Web, the only thing lacking for power users and developers is detailed advice on how choose, install, and run blogging software. Written by leading bloggers, Essential Bloggingincludes practical advice and insider tips on the features, requirements, and limitations of applications such as Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and Blosxom. This book will get you up and blogging in no time.

HTML5 Media

by Shelley Powers

If you're a web developer or designer familiar with CSS and JavaScript, this tightly focused introduction shows you how to add HTML5 media elements to your web pages, and how to provide custom controls for letting web visitors interact with the content. You'll also learn how to provide subtitles and captions, using file formats that work in browsers now. This book includes code samples and downloadable examples to help you take full advantage of audio and video in your web pages. Ensure your audio or video works in all browsers that support HTML5 media elements Learn about widely supported media file codecs and containers Customize the appearance of media elements with CSS Build your own applications to work with and control media elements Apply video subtitles and closed captioning with SRT and WebVTT Use SVG filters with HTML5, and play videos in your Canvas applications Explore upcoming features, including support for multiple tracks and synchronized playback

JavaScript Cookbook

by Shelley Powers

Why reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with JavaScript? This cookbook is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project -- you'll get the job done faster and learn more about JavaScript in the process. You'll also learn how to take advantage of the latest features in ECMAScript 5 and HTML5, including the new cross-domain widget communication technique, HTML5's video and audio elements, and the drawing canvas. You'll find recipes for using these features with JavaScript to build high-quality application interfaces. Create interactive web and desktop applications Work with JavaScript objects, such as String, Array, Number, and Math Use JavaScript with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and the canvas element Store data in various ways, from the simple to the complex Program the new HTML5 audio and video elements Implement concurrent programming with Web Workers Use and create jQuery plug-ins Use ARIA and JavaScript to create fully accessible rich internet applications

JavaScript. Wprowadzenie

by Shelley Powers

Kompleksowe omówienie programowania w JavaScript Jak weryfikowa? poprawno?? danych w formularzach HTML? Jak zabezpieczy? aplikacje internetowe? W jaki sposób korzysta? z mechanizmów AJAX? Zamierzasz wzbogaci? tworzone przez siebie witryny internetowe o dodatkowe mo?liwo?ci? A mo?e zainteresowa?a Ci? technologia AJAX, bazuj?ca na j?zyku JavaScript? Najwy?sza pora pozna? j?zyk, który na pocz?tku by? jedynie skryptowym interfejsem pomi?dzy stron? internetow? otwart? w przegl?darce a aplikacj? znajduj?c? si? na serwerze. Dzi? JavaScript jest jednym z najpopularniejszych narz?dzi wykorzystywanych przez twórców stron i aplikacji internetowych. Rozpowszechni? si? równie? poza ?wiatem internetu, s?u??c jako j?zyk skryptowy dla wielu aplikacji. "JavaScript. Wprowadzenie" to podr?cznik, dzi?ki któremu opanujesz mo?liwo?ci JavaScriptu i nauczysz si? wykorzystywa? go w swoich projektach. Poznasz podstawowe elementy tego j?zyka i dowiesz si?, w jaki sposób ??czy? kod JavaScript z kodem HTML. Nauczysz si? przechwytywa? zdarzenia zachodz?ce w oknie przegl?darki, sprawdza? dane wprowadzane przez u?ytkowników do formularzy na stronach WWW oraz korzysta? z plików cookie. Poznasz obiektowy model dokumentu (DOM), technologi? AJAX i dodatkowe biblioteki, dzi?ki którym JavaScript zyskuje nowe, niesamowite mo?liwo?ci. Osadzanie JavaScriptu w kodzie strony Typy danych, operatory i instrukcje Obiekty JavaScriptu Obs?uga formularzy Stosowanie plików cookie Obiektowy model dokumentu Tworzenie w?asnych obiektów Technologia AJAX Wykorzystaj pe?ni? mo?liwo?ci JavaScriptu, tworz?c nowoczesne witryny internetowe.

Learning JavaScript

by Shelley Powers

If you're new to JavaScript, or an experienced web developer looking to improve your skills, Learning JavaScript provides you with complete, no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development. You'll learn everything from primitive data types to complex features, including JavaScript elements involved with Ajax and dynamic page effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to work with even the most sophisticated libraries and web applications. Complete with best practices and examples of JavaScript use, this new edition shows you how to integrate the language with the browser environment, and how to practice proper coding techniques for standards-compliant websites. This book will help you: Learn the JavaScript application structure, including basic statements and control structures Identify JavaScript objects -- String, Number, Boolean, Function, and more Use browser debugging tools and troubleshooting techniques Understand event handling, form events, and JavaScript applications with forms Develop with the Browser Object Model, the Document Object Model, and custom objects you create Learn about browser cookies and more modern client-side storage techniques Get details for using XML or JSON with Ajax applications Learning JavaScript follows proven learning principles to help you absorb the concepts at an easy pace, so you'll learn how to create powerful and responsive applications in any browser.

Learning Node

by Shelley Powers

Take your web development skills from browser to server with Node--and learn how to write fast, highly scalable network applications on this JavaScript-based platform. With this hands-on guide, you'll quickly master Node's core fundamentals, gain experience with several built-in and contributed modules, and learn the differences and parallels between client- and server-side programming. Get up to speed on Node's event-driven, asynchronous I/O model for developing data-intensive applications that are frequently accessed but computationally simple. If you're comfortable working with JavaScript, this book provides numerous programming and deployment examples to help you take advantage of server-side development with Node. Explore Node's unique approach to asynchronous development Build sample Node applications with the Express framework and Connect middleware Use NoSQL solutions such as Redis and MongoDB--and explore Node's relational database modules Work with PDF files, serve HTML5 media, and create graphics with Canvas Set up bidirectional communication between browser and server with WebSockets Learn in-depth practices for debugging and testing your applications Deploy Node applications in the cloud or on your own system "Learning Node will make it easy for someone from any programming background to get a grip on Node.js and build amazing projects." --Tom Hughes-Croucher, co-author of Node: Up and Running (O'Reilly)

Painting the Web

by Shelley Powers

Do you think that only professionals with expensive tools and years of experience can work with web graphics? This guide tosses that notion into the trash bin.Painting the Web is the first comprehensive book on web graphics to come along in years, and author Shelley Powers demonstrates how readers of any level can take advantage of the graphics and animation capabilities built into today's powerful browsers. She covers GIFs, JPEGs, and PNGs, raster and vector graphics, CSS, Ajax effects, the canvas objects, SVG, geographical applications, and more -- everything that designers (and non-designers) use to literally paint the Web. More importantly, Shelley's own love of web graphics shines through in every example. Not only can you master the many different techniques, you also can have fun doing it. Topics in Painting the Web include:GIF, JPEG, PNG, lossy versus lossless compression, color management, and optimization Photo workflow, from camera to web page, including a review of photo editors, workflow tools, and RAW photo utilities Tricks for best displaying your photos online Non-photographic raster images (icons and logos), with step-by-step tutorials for creating popular "Web 2.0" effects like reflection, shiny buttons, inlays, and shadows Vector graphics An SVG tutorial, with examples of all the major components Tips and tricks for using CSS Interactive effects with Ajax such as accordions and fades The canvas object implemented in most browsers Geographical applications such as Google Maps and Yahoo Maps, with programming and non-programming examples Visual effects such as forms and data displays in table or graphics Web design for the non-designer Graphics are not essential to the web experience, but they do make the difference between a site that's functional and one that's lively, compelling, and exciting. Whether you want to spruce up a website, use photos to annotate your stories, create hot graphics, or provide compelling displays for your data, this is the book for you.

Practical RDF

by Shelley Powers

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a structure for describing and interchanging metadata on the Web--anything from library catalogs and worldwide directories to bioinformatics, Mozilla internal data structures, and knowledge bases for artificial intelligence projects. RDF provides a consistent framework and syntax for describing and querying data, making it possible to share website descriptions more easily. RDF's capabilities, however, have long been shrouded by its reputation for complexity and a difficult family of specifications. Practical RDF breaks through this reputation with immediate and solvable problems to help you understand, master, and implement RDF solutions. Practical RDF explains RDF from the ground up, providing real-world examples and descriptions of how the technology is being used in applications like Mozilla, FOAF, and Chandler, as well as infrastructure you can use to build your own applications. This book cuts to the heart of the W3C's often obscure specifications, giving you tools to apply RDF successfully in your own projects. The first part of the book focuses on the RDF specifications. After an introduction to RDF, the book covers the RDF specification documents themselves, including RDF Semantics and Concepts and Abstract Model specifications, RDF constructs, and the RDF Schema. The second section focuses on programming language support, and the tools and utilities that allow developers to review, edit, parse, store, and manipulate RDF/XML. Subsequent sections focus on RDF's data roots, programming and framework support, and practical implementation and use of RDF and RDF/XML. If you want to know how to apply RDF to information processing, Practical RDF is for you. Whether your interests lie in large-scale information aggregation and analysis or in smaller-scale projects like weblog syndication, this book will provide you with a solid foundation for working with RDF.

Unix Power Tools

by Shelley Powers Jerry Peek Tim O'Reilly Mike Loukides

With the growing popularity of Linux and the advent of Darwin, Unix has metamorphosed into something new and exciting. No longer perceived as a difficult operating system, more and more users are discovering the advantages of Unix for the first time. But whether you are a newcomer or a Unix power user, you'll find yourself thumbing through the goldmine of information in the new edition of Unix Power Tools to add to your store of knowledge. Want to try something new? Check this book first, and you're sure to find a tip or trick that will prevent you from learning things the hard way. The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering all the new technologies that users need to know. In addition to vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD, Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. And there is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, addressing the heterogeneous nature of systems today. You'll also find expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python. Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition is a browser's a magazine that you don't read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you've read it all. Bursting with cross-references, interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent. The book includes articles abstracted from other O'Reilly books, new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom. Affectionately referred to by readers as "the" Unix book, UNIX Power Tools provides access to information every Unix user is going to need to know. It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems. Your own solutions won't be far behind.

UNIX Power Tools, 3rd Edition

by Shelley Powers Jerry Peek Tim O'Reilly Mike Loukides

The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD. Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. There is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, and expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python.

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