Today, my hardcopy of Pragmatic Ajax arrived. I bought the bundle edition consisting of the PDF beta version of the book and the printed edition.
It’s a wonderful book. I have been doing AJAX since a bit earlier than the launch of Google Maps, but I still thought that I need some brushing up especially in the matters of usable frameworks (I’ve been doing everything from scratch) and useful practices.
Considering that I liked every book of the Pragmatic Programmers I’ve read so far (we share the same mindset I guess), the decision to buy that book was a non-issue.
I’ve been reading the PDF-edition so far and completed about the first half of it, but I’m very happy now to see the dead-tree edition as reading that is much easier in terms of handling (no cheap printouts and no computer needed to read it).
The first half was very interesting, but I think I’ll better write a complete review once I’m through with it.
And in case you wonder what that picture above means… Well… Here in Switzerland, we have a brand of cleaner fluid which is called AJAX.
And we have had that for years, so they are not just riding some strange fashion mood like these guys. I wonder if the inventor of the AJAX acronym knew :-)