I am beginning to soak myself into JS/Ajax stuff and I am quite confused
because of the myriad of AJAX books/frameworks - Its even worse than RoR
in this sense (i.e. in the case of RoR, half of the people are writing
books on it, and i believe this value is even higher with AJAX Of
course this is not a bad thing, but if a newbie has to choose something
it can be really hard.
So my questions:
- Which book should i buy on AJAX, preferably with as much Ruby/Rails
examples/orientation as possible. Is the pragmatic book on Ajax OK?
- Which framework should i use? Prototype seems logical to me because
also script.aculo.us is using it. Is it OK or do you recommend to use
Basically i need the JS/Ajax knowledge to do the following thing from
- A DB has a lots of rows
- I want to trigger a code (e.g. by clicking a button) which does
something with these records. The process is very time consuming, so i
will use an AJAX request to run it in the background
- Update the page from where the action was triggered say every 10
seconds with the partial results
Can you point me to a tutorial which does something like this? Probably
this is quite basic and i could find something myself, but i would like
to hear your opinion on the framework etc.