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Posts Tagged ‘ajax’

AJAX beginner’s tutorial

AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and is used for allowing the client side of an application to communicate with the server side of an application.

This might be necessary in order to update the contents of a drop down menu, or to check the availability of a user name, all without reloading the whole page.

Using AJAX isn’t very hard and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to get up and running.

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Use AJAX to filter MySQL results set

I recently helped someone with a project where they had to select a bunch of records from a database, then on the client side use AJAX to filter those records according to certain criteria.

This was a fun thing to work on and a good opportunity to demonstrate the power of AJAX, so I thought I’d write it all up in the form of a quick tutorial.

For the impatient among you, here’s a demo of what we’ll end up with.

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Simple AJAX Unit Converter

I’ve been doing quite a bit with jQuery and AJAX as of late and have not only been impressed at the ease of implementation, but also the snappy and responsive feel that it brings to your web apps.

To demonstrate this I’m going to show you how to make a simple unit converter, which will allow you to convert units of digital storage without having to make a single page refresh.

Here’s a demo of what we’ll end up with.

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