As a follow up to last month's high-level overview of "Ajax" as a toolbox of technologies and approaches, this month we'll get into the nitty gritty of some things you can accomplish with what we've learned, and also we'll highlight some emerging techniques.
As always, the format will be open-discussion, with general content presentation/facilitation by presenters Joe McCann and Kyle Simpson. There will be plenty of coding, hacking, and discussion. And, of course we have drinks and revelry afterwards!
Bring your laptops, your favorite Ajax techniques, questions, real-world applications, etc, and get ready to dive deep into what you can really do with Ajax.
Topics to be discussed:
Request Headers and REST - How to effectively utilize (and mimick) signaling to a server what response type a request is expecting (ATOM, JSON, etc).
Loading script logic dynamically - We'll talk about a little module written to help load scripts asynchronously, on-demand, with basic (but effective) emulation of browser "blocking" to wait for dependent scripts to load before loading subsequent scripts. Get rid of all those messy, inefficient manual SCRIPT tags and load your scripts the cool way.
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Afterwards, the discussion carries on one block away at The Draught House, where it just happens to be pint night so you can get your beer fix here.
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