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AJAX Development

Create Elegant, Powerful Web and Mobile Applications Using AJAX.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the basics of Ajax interactions
To Understand and use the XMLHttpRequest() object in Javascript
To Update the Browser Window's HTML content dynamically through the DOM
To Dynamically Create and Send Parameterized Queries to a Server
To Monitor Server Response for Process Completion
To Display Server Response in Plain Text
To Receive and Process XML Objects in the DOM
To Receive and Parse JSON Objects in the DOM
To Understand the Role of a Web Server in Ajax
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You’ve learned a little Javascript,  but you still look at websites with slick, smooth and elegant user interfaces and want to know how web developers create that. The answer is simple: Ajax.  You’ve probably heard of it, but you’ve always wondered “What is Ajax”? Ajax is simply Asynchronous Javascript and XML. By taking our Ajax course, you can make pages on your web application respond quickly, and with a minimum of screen refreshes.

With our Ajax course and a little Javascript knowledge you can use Ajax to take database information and store, alter, sort and conditionally format it all on the client side.  This minimizes the load on your server and makes your applications respond quickly and without reloading the HTML page.  Ajax communicates with the server behind the scenes while your user continues to use your web site, accessing the information they want. Our course will show you numerous Ajax examples and help you become proficient in using Ajax.

In our Ajax course, master trainer Mark Lassoff takes you through the basics of Ajax right to advanced topics like parsing JSON responses from web services.  Our Ajax course is recommended for all web developers who want to improve their client side skills, and make professional, fast and responsive web applications.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web Developers
  • Mobile Developers using the HTML5 Stack
  • Programming Students
  • Software Developers
  • Anyone interested in improving web site performance
  • People with some Javascript Experience or those who have completed an Introductory Javascript course
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Curriculum For This Course
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What is AJAX?
6 Lectures 42:58

In this lecture Mark talks about what AJAX is, what it does and shows you some website that use AJAX.

Preview 04:12

In this video Mark demonstrates a very basic example to help you understand how AJAX works.

Preview 06:58

In this video Mark shows you how to set up your webpage to use AJAX.

The XMLHTTP Request Object

In this lecture Mark shows you how to complete the process of making an AJAX request.

Making AJAX Requests

In this video Mark demonstrates how to make AJAX requests by posting data to the url.

Parameterized AJAX Requests

Complete these lab exercises after viewing the video lectures for Chapter 1.

Chapter 1 Lab Exercise
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4 Lectures 35:40

In this video Mark shows you how to use AJAX to receive XML from a server.

Receiving XML Data

In this video Mark shows you how to traverse through the response XML to display the data in an HTML table.

Displaying XML Data in a Table

In this video Mark shows you how to dynamically add data to XML stored in the DOM using AJAX.

Manipulating XML Data in the DOM

Complete these lab exercises after viewing the Chapter 2 lectures.

Chapter 2 Lab Exercises
81.1 kB
4 Lectures 41:59

In this lecture Mark introduces you to JSON.

What is JSON?

In this video Mark shows you how to display JSON Data recieved from a server.

Displaying JSON Data

In this video Mark shows you how to send JSON data to a PHP file and he shows you how to manipulate it before sending it back.

Building a JSON Object for Server Consumption

Complete these lab exercises after viewing the Chapter 3 video lectures.

Chapter 3 Lab Exercises
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3 Lectures 18:39

In this video Mark shows you how to create an XSLT Stylesheet and how to apply it to XML.

Creating an XSLT Stylesheet

In this video Mark shows you how to style your XML with specific XSLT Elements.

XSLT Elements

After watching the Chapter 4 video lectures, complete these lab exercises

Chapter 4 Lab Exercises
78.0 kB
AJAX with the jQuery Framework
3 Lectures 15:33

In this video Mark demonstrates how to complete AJAX interactions using the jQuery framework.

Using AJAX with jQuery

In this lecture Mark shows you how to use jQuery to receive JSON data from a server.

Using AJAX with JSON

Complete these lab exercises after watching the Chapter 5 video lectures.

Chapter 5 Lab Exercises
80.7 kB
2 Lectures 22:32

In this lecture Mark shows you how to work with XML data using the server side of the AJAX interaction.

Using PHP with XML Data

In this video Mark shows you how to build a JSON object in PHP and how to retrieve it with AJAX.

Using PHP with JSON Data
Bonus Lecture
1 Lecture 00:31

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About the Instructor
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With a mission of “teaching the world to code" LearnToProgram instructors are teachers first and technical experts second. Their primary skill is relating complex technical information to nontechnical people learning web, mobile and game development. The entirely online, self-paced sales model allows students to learn at their own pace.

With over 40 courses on the market, LearnToProgram offers students flexible programs in web development, mobile application development and game development. Currently the company's most popular online courses include Become a Certified Web Developer and 10 Apps in 10 Weeks.

The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

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Mark Lassoff 's parents frequently claim that Mark was born to be a programmer.  Starting, in the mid-eighties at age 11, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC language.  After completing a computer science degree, Mark developed software for several well-known internet startups during the initial internet boom of the mid 1990’s.  Five years ago Mark parlayed a two decades of software development experience into his latest entrepreneurial venture, LearnToProgram Media.

LearnToProgram Media publishes online courses that teach mobile, web, and game development. Over 500,000 people have learned programming from Mark through online classes he has either authored or published. In addition to publishing popular courses and books LearnToProgram Media operates an internet video network which produces several programs on software development.

Previously Mark founded PowerPlant Marketing, which created marketing automation software for REALTORS™.  After the sale of PowerPlant, Mark went on to found Internet Broadcasting Group which counted among it’s launch clients Nike, Blue Moon Brewing Company and Opubco.

Mark lives in Connecticut and speaks worldwide on software development, entrepreneurship and online learning.  He has spoken at TechWeek NY, TechWeek LA, and SXSW, among other large conferences.  In his spare time he he enjoys aviation, mentoring new business owners and spending time with life-long friends and family.

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