AJAX for Java Developers Using Rational Application Developer (RAD) Training

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Course Description

 
This four-day course includes detailed coverage of how to handle Ajax requests using Servlets/JSP and Java Web applications. This includes generation of HTML, XML and JSON from Java, as well as the use of various other server-side Ajax techniques. The course also provides extensive coverage on using frameworks - both client side JavaScript and server side Java - to support the complex programming that Ajax requires. These frameworks can reduce the sometimes complex and tedious programming that Ajax can require. Client side frameworks can relieve you from dealing with the low level complexities of Ajax, or provide preexisting widgets like a textbox with Ajax-powered completions. We also cover frameworks like Direct Web Remoting (DWR) to invoke server side Java from JavaScript, and Google Web Toolkit (GWT) to develop Ajax applications completely in Java, and have GWT generate the JavaScript. This course is hands on with labs to reinforce all the important concepts. It will enable you to build working Ajax applications, and give you an understanding of the important concepts and technology in a very short time.
Course Length: 4 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript and practical Java and Servlet/JSP programming experience.

Course Outline

 
Session 1: Overview of Ajax
What are Rich Internet Applications?
What is Ajax?
Ajax, JavaScript, and DHTML
How Ajax Works
Overview of Ajax Technologies
 
Session 2: Basics of JavaScript for Browsers
JavaScript and DHTML Overview
Using JavaScript in an HTML Page
Basic JavaScript Programming
Functions in JavaScript     
Debugging JavaScript
Accessing HTML Elements and Modifying with innerHTML
 
Session 3: XMLHttpRequest
The XMLHttpRequest Object
Using XMLHttpRequest
Working with Browser Differences
Your First Ajax Application
Using Ajax Data to Modify the Page
 
Session 4: Using Servlets and JSP with Ajax
Servlet/JSP Overview
Handling Ajax Requests
Returning Data to Ajax Requests
Using JSP pages to generate Ajax data
 
Session 5: More JavaScript for Ajax
Browser Events
Using Ajax with Browser Events
Using Built-in Objects
Objects and Arrays in JavaScript
Objects as Function Arguments
Defining Classes in JavaScript
Defining Modules and Namespaces in JavaScript
 
Session 6: Client-Side Ajax Frameworks
Overview - Prototype, Dojo, script.aculo.us and others
Prototype Overview
Using Prototype ($(), Ajax.Request)
script.aculo.us Overview
Using script.aculo.us Ajax autocompleter
Servlet/JSP (server-side) Generation of Data
Dojo Toolkit Overview
YUI (Yahoo User Interface Toolkit) Overview
Google Maps and Google Ajax Search API Overview
 
Session 7: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
CSS Overview
Defining and Using Styles and Style Sheets
Using CSS to Customize Ajax Data Display
 
Session 8: JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
JSON Overview
JSON Data Structure
Objects and Arrays in JSON
Creating/Working with JSON on the Server using Java
Working with JSON in the browser
Other JSON Tools Overview
 
Session 9: XML and Ajax
XML Overview
XML - The x in Ajax
Working with XML on the browser
Generating XML data on the server with Java
Using HTML vs Using XML vs Using JSON
 
Session 10: Direct Web Remoting (DWR
Overview - Invoking Java via Ajax
DWR Architecture
Invoking Java Functions From the Browser
Registering Callbacks
Additional Capabilities
Overview of other technologies (JSON-RPC, Google Web Toolkit - GWT)
 
Session 11: Ajax and JavaServer Faces (JSF)
JSF Overview
JSF and Ajax
Demo Lab: Using Ajax with JSF
Session 12: Patterns and Best Practices
JavaScript Best Practices
State of Ajax
Ajax Design Patterns
Ajax Security Issues
Other Ajax Issues
Recap of Ajax Technologies and Their Uses
Future Directions

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