However I went into the book expecting a framework agnostic approach. This book however is very heavily focussed on Pototype. Initial chapters start as framework agnostic, but they soon turn into Prototype based. 
- The DOM, events, and timers
- UI tricks
- Talking with the server side
- Making mashups
Has some basic tasks around managing namespace pollution and named and optional parameters. Framework agnostic.
The DOM, events, and timers
Tasks around getting and manipulating Dom elements. Has examples is Prototype, Jquery, YUI, Dojo and MooTools.
Task around common UI tasks like tooltips, lightboxes and unobtrusive popups. Becomes Prototype based from this point onwards.
Tasks around form validation, conditionally disabling elements and auto-complete.
Talking with the server side
Task around understanding Ajax and cross domain Ajax using JSON-P and other techniques.
Tasks around making mashups using Twitter and Flickr API. Also has discussion and history of various common JS frameworks.
Overall this book is good read if
- You work with prototype.
- Work with other libraries, but would like to know about debugging JS in various browsers.
It is a pass if
- You work with Jquery/Other libraries and want a book tailored to that.
- Want a language agnostic book.
Thank you for reading the Agiliq blog. This article was writen by shabda on Dec 26, 2010 in reviews .
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