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Prototype/Scriptaculous book - JSON

 
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I'd like to ask some little questions to authors:

I was looking on Amazon but didn't find anything regarding table of contents

1. Does it covers JSON encoding and parsing support from Prototype ?
2. I know it's not a book about Rails but having in mind the fact that Prototype extend Javascript in a Rubyish way, does your book tackle the integration of Prototype with Rails ?
3. What do you think about the future of all these Javascript frameworks in the light of the advent of Javascript 2.0 (http://developer.mozilla.org/presentations/xtech2006/javascript/ show an horizon of time that in computer terms seems imminent)


I look forward to read more about Prototype in your book as now it seems the documentation is sparse on the subject


Thanks and best regards
[ March 27, 2007: Message edited by: Daniel Minea ]
 
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Hi Daniel,

ToC are here: http://www.manning.com/crane3/excerpt_contents.html

1. Does it covers JSON encoding and parsing support from Prototype ?

yep, it does. Chapter 4 discusses the Ajax Responders and X-JSON headers.

2. I know it's not a book about Rails but having in mind the fact that Prototype extend Javascript in a Rubyish way, does your book tackle the integration of Prototype with Rails ?

Yes, in chapter 13. I deliberately wrote most of the server-side code in PHP or Java, just to show that P & S are for everybody, but we give a good low-down on Rails integration at the end, covering the helpers, plus RJS.

3. What do you think about the future of all these Javascript frameworks in the light of the advent of Javascript 2.0 (http://developer.mozilla.org/presentations/xtech2006/javascript/ show an horizon of time that in computer terms seems imminent)

So long as MS drag their heels (I'm underwhelmed by IE7 so far), there'll be space for these libraries' cross-browser wrappers. But good libraries like P & S offer much more than that, by weorking with Javascript's functional nature.

Cheers,

Dave
 
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