programming experience with a language such as C or Visual Basic is useful, but not required.
literals, expressions and operators, regular expressions, statements, functions, working with objects, and details of the object
communicate with each other (this chapter assumes you are familiar with Java programming).
Another old book that covers the basics and is relevant today. This book is divided into three parts. The first part
says what makes a good Web page and what makes a bad Web page, and what you can do to keep your pages on the good list.
function by function.
The third section contains appendices, full of useful reference material: the character set, reserved words, a review of
text boxes, create IF-THEN conditionals, program loops, and generally make your web page smarter. Assumes that you have no prior programming experience, but that you have created your own HTML pages.
Written by someone who teaches computer classes for a living to corporate clients of all levels.
These pattern are the building blocks of Ajax applications. They are more reference patterns than true design patterns, at least from the perspective of a modern Ajax developer, who will take these technologies as a given. The patterns are included to introduce the types of technologies that are used, provide a common vocabulary used throughout the language, and facilitate a discussion of pros and cons.