Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action

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  • Copyright: 2007-03-01
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Prototype is the most popular JavaScript and Ajax framework for low-level coding. Scriptaculous builds on Prototype to provide popular high-level user interface features such as animation, drag and drop, and prebuilt widgets. Together, they free the developer up to concentrate on building the application. They make a rich user experience easy to achieve. This book guides the reader through the Prototype and Scriptaculous libraries feature-by-feature. In just 350 pages, it shows over 100 small working examples that help readers explore the libraries, and they develop a web-based image gallery that teaches them how to use Prototype and Scriptaculous in the real-world.

Author Biography

Dave Crane is an Ajax authority and lead author of the best-selling Ajax in Action. He is currently senior developer for UK-based Historic Futures Ltd., developing the next generation of socially responsible supply-chain systems using Ajax to link rural cooperatives and multinational corporations.

Table of Contents

Getting startedp. 1
Introducing Prototype and Scriptaculousp. 3
Introducing QuickGalleryp. 26
Simplifying Ajax with Prototypep. 45
Using Prototype's advanced Ajax featuresp. 71
Scriptaculous quicklyp. 95
Scriptaculous effectsp. 97
Scriptaculous controlsp. 140
Scriptaculous drag and dropp. 204
Prototype in depthp. 249
All about objectsp. 251
Fun with functionsp. 277
Arrays made easyp. 292
Back to the browserp. 325
Advanced topicsp. 357
Prototype and Scriptaculous in practicep. 359
Prototype, Scriptaculous, and railsp. 410
HTTP primerp. 443
Measuring HTTP trafficp. 458
Installing and running tomcat 5.5p. 469
Installing and running PHPp. 477
Porting service-side techniquesp. 489
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