Free AJAX 101 workshop offered
- By Shawna McAlearney
Want to learn AJAX from the ground up? Or polish your developer skills? A free online course begins Aug. 4.
“In production environment, it is likely that you would use one or combination of various AJAX toolkits and frameworks,” Shin wrote in a description of the course. “The majority of the workshop is dedicated to discussing key frameworks and toolkits that are available today for building AJAX applications.” These include:
- AJAX-enabled JSF components which allows the building of AJAX apps by dragging-and-dropping UI components;
- Wrapper technology such as jMaki that permits use of AJAX widgets from different sources using common interface;
- Existing Web app frameworks with AJAX extensions such as Wicket, Echo2 or Shale.
The workshops consist of lectures and hands-on labs, which use NetBeans IDE 5.0 or 5.5 beta. Pre-requisites include one month Java programming experience, one month of HTML and one month of Web application programming experience. Shin plans to offer the three and one-half month course a couple of times a year.
The workshop will likely be heavily Java-based, considering Shin’s relationship with Sun. But in the face of a free hands-on course, who really minds?