• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Rather than a singular technology, Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a collection of technologies that enables web pages to make server requests without having to reload the page. This course will introduce the history of Ajax and outline how it is commonly used to aid in the development of dynamic web sites. Beginning with the fundamentals of Ajax, the course will examine JavaScript's role in Ajax development, including objects, the Document Object Model, and events. It will also explore the specific techniques used by Ajax in web applications, including the XMLHttpRequest object, hidden frames, and dynamic script loading. This course is one of a series providing an introduction to Ajax development.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to Ajax

  • recognize how Ajax is used in web applications
  • specify how the different technologies behind Ajax are used
  • recognize how the Ajax application model works
  • determine if you should use Ajax when developing a web application in a given scenario
  • create and destroy objects
  • create nodes in the DOM
  • register events in Internet Explorer and Mozilla browsers
  • use a cross-browser approach to registering event objects
  • use JavaScript when developing Ajax applications

XMLHttpRequest and other Ajax Techniques

  • recognize key characteristics of the XMLHttpRequest object
  • use the XMLHttpRequest object in an application to retrieve information from the server
  • identify how to resolve issues when using the XMLHttpRequest object
  • use the POST method to prevent a browser from caching content
  • create multiple XMLHttpRequest objects in an application
  • use an array to manage multiple XMLHttpRequest objects
  • use inner functions to manage multiple XMLHttpRequest objects
  • use hidden frames
  • use hidden inline frames
  • use dynamic script loading
  • use images and cookies
  • use the XMLHttpRequest object
  • use multiple concurrent XMLHttpRequests
  • use alternative Ajax request techniques to XMLHttpRequest

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development