Ajax Introduction

David Lieberman did a presentation for Harvard’s OpenCourseWare cs259 class back in 2007. The content might be a little date but it’s still contains good information.

What’s Ajax?
Ajax is Ajax, but the acronym stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML.

Here are the JavaScript libraries from David’s talk. The italicized links are are now dead, use the ones I added below if you want to dive deeper into those libraries.

Scriptaculoushttp://script.aculo.us/
Prototypehttp://prototype.conio.net/
* Use this one instead: http://prototypejs.org/
Yahoo! UI Libraryhttp://developer.yahoo.com/yui/
Zimbra Toolkithttp://www.zimbra.com/community/ajaxtk_download.html
Dojohttp://dojotoolkit.org/
DWRgetahead.org/dwr/getstarted
* Use this one instead: http://directwebremoting.org/dwr/introduction/getting-started.html

Additional resources from David’s talk:
jdom.org
jakarta.apache.org/commons/jxpath/
json.org
ajaxian.com

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