Hello, 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: 1) Which book should i buy on AJAX, preferably with as much Ruby/Rails examples/orientation as possible. Is the pragmatic book on Ajax OK? 2) 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 something else? Basically i need the JS/Ajax knowledge to do the following thing from Rails: 1) A DB has a lots of rows 2) 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 3) 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. Thx, Peter
on 2006-05-24 12:12
on 2006-05-24 14:41
I think Rails uses Prototype and script.aculo.us... I think the helpers and RJS tenplates do most the writing for you?
on 2006-05-24 20:10