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Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery

  • Length: 309 pages
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publication Date: 2014-08-25
  • ISBN-10: 1783286377
  • ISBN-13: 9781783286379
  • Sales Rank: #3787595 (See Top 100 Books)

Design and develop your very own responsive web applications using Java, jQuery, and AJAX


  • A practical guide to empower you to develop responsive web applications by combining the strengths of AJAX and jQuery
  • Learn how to build a series of web applications on top of a website quickly and efficiently
  • By the end of this book, you will have mastered ways with which you can leverage AJAX and jQuery as per your project needs

In Detail

AJAX is a web development technique that allows a web page to be updated with new information without having to reload the page. jQuery is a JavaScript library that harnesses AJAX interactions to allow rapid web development. Together, they are a powerful combination, and are generally considered by frontend web developers as technologies that complement each other perfectly.

Developing Responsive Web Applications with AJAX and jQuery will empower you with the skills required to create responsive web applications in a quick and efficient manner. The book begins by identifying the key benefits of a responsive application for a commercial site, and then covers how to develop a layout using Bootstrap 3 and adding dynamic visuals to your web application using AJAX calls.

By the end of this book, you will be able to develop responsive web applications by combining AJAX development techniques with the jQuery JavaScript library.

What you will learn from this book

  • Build responsive, fluid layouts using Bootstrap 3
  • Create JSON data and integrate it with your web pages using AJAX calls
  • Integrate Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ into your application
  • Incorporate Google currency converter into your application
  • Fuse YouTube videos and third-party shopping carts to your application
  • Debug and test responsive web applications


This book is a standard tutorial for web application developers presented in a comprehensive, step-by-step manner to explain the nuances involved. It has an abundance of code and examples supporting explanations of each feature.

Who this book is written for

This book is intended for Java developers wanting to create rich and responsive applications using AJAX. Basic experience of using jQuery is assumed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to a Responsive Web Application
Chapter 2. Creating a Responsive Layout for a Web Application
Chapter 3. Adding Dynamic Visuals to a Web Application
Chapter 4. Twitter Integration
Chapter 5. Facebook Integration
Chapter 6. Google+ Integration
Chapter 7. Linking Dynamic Content from External Websites
Chapter 8. Integrating E-Commerce or Shopping Applications with Your Website
Chapter 9. Integrating the Google Currency Converter with Your Web Application
Chapter 10. Debugging and Testing

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