Sitepoint JS books and more Ext JS
Wednesday, 03 October 2007
Looking for suitable JS books to get a good grounding OO JS. Completed the Ext JS
introductory tutorial and read up on the FAQs. This looks to be a good UI framework!!
Investigated various JS Books, DHTML Utopia appeared to be the most suitable, but it
concentrates on HTML 4.01, not XHTML. So the hunt is still on for an appropriate book.
Read the introductory FAQ about Ext
Completed the Ext introductory tutorial
Basic Research - a tangent
Thursday, 04 October 2007
Off on a bit of a tangent today... Looking into Google Gears and Adobe AIR. Found
them mentioned in some of yesterday's research, so decided to check them out. Also
discovered Jamal, a JS framework which implements the MVC (always nice to see some
design patterns in the flesh). Lastly, discovered what appears to be a good OO JS book.
Researched Google Gears
Researched Adobe AIR
Found Jamal, a JS framework which implements an MVC on top of the jQuery
Found a JS book
Introducing JSON and some more frameworks
Saturday, 06 October 2007
Looking into JSON as an alternative to XML webservices. Increases client-side speed,
but decreasesserver-side... Need todo more research about this. Also took a look into
YUIs Ajax handling and got brief view of jQuery.
Researched JSON RFC 4627
Read up about PHP JSON libraries.