Hello Frank, I am kind of new to Ajax, have tried out a few examples using the Prototype library. I might need to use Ajax in a new application. Would this be a good book for me to read? And what exactly do you mean by DOM scripting? I do understand DOM because I have worked with XML in the past..but wondering what it means in this context. Thanks, Lata
I would say that if you have a specific focus on AJAX, then my first book, Practical AJAX Projects with Java Technology, might be a better fit, although as the title states, it's geared towards Java developers. I think if you aren't working in Java you could still benefit from it, but it might be a little harder to follow.
One thing to note is that neither book is meant for beginners, although frankly between you, me and everyone else reading, I suspect a motivated beginner could pick up either book and do OK with them. In fact, I know of a number of people here at work that read the AJAX book who had very little experience with client-side development and got a lot out of it.