I’m looking for a really simple AJAX tutuorial that covers the basic
mechanics. I’m imagining something that only needs the standard Ruby
libraries (rather than needing additional gems: Rails / Nitro / etc).
Anyone know of such a document?
I think what you’re looking for not only doesn’t exist but can’t
exist. Doing Ajax by hand in any language is guaranteed to be less
simple than using existing libraries for it. You have to learn the ins
Additionally, Ruby has nothing to do with Ajax, Ajax is driven by
by hand, that’s like a simple guide to graphing fractals by hand. It’s
a contradiction in terms. If you want something focused on the server
side, there’s virtually no difference from the server’s point of view
between an Ajax app and a regular app; all the difference in an Ajax
app is on the client side.
I think you either want something very simple or focused on
the basic mechanics.