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Building an interactive web app from scratch

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Servage
javascript-codeStarting a web project or modernizing an existing one often confronts you with decisions about how to structure the code, and which web technology to use. Nowadays many projects consist of a backend framework powered by PHP and MySQL, plus a frontend framework consisting of Javascript powered HTML and CSS generation. You can rely on existing frameworks for this purpose, but sometimes it makes sense to build something on your own. This is especially useful if your project has special requirements unfulfilled by the other frameworks, or if your project is very small and concrete, so using a framework would impose to much overhead. Building a small web app Below you will find ...

Enrich your site with AJAX forms

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by Servage
formsWhen you build a website you often think of requests to specific URLs which return some content in the form of a page. This is the underlying principle for websites, and has been so ever since the Internet was invented. It is also easy to comprehend how you ask for a specific target address, and then receive the relevant content for that site back from the server and show it in the browser. It is a synchronous linear understanding of how the web works. However, there is much more to it, and nowadays we have so much more power and so many more options available in the browsers so we can ...

Understanding the basics of AJAX

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 by Servage
images The term AJAX means "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML". It describes a standardized process of exchanging data between a client's browser and the server's back-end asynchronously in relation to the page load. Originally this was intended to be XML data, but today this could essentially be any data format. Hence AJAX mainly references the "asynchronous" and "JavaScript" parts of the abbreviation when talking about it today. Browser compatibility AJAX processes are supported by all major browsers today and has effectively become a common way of working with interactions between JavaScript and back-end systems. It is implemented via the XMLHttpRequest object in the browsers' JavaScript interpreters but often used indirectly via wrappers. This post will be using AJAX via the popular jQuery framework, ...