AJAX Books

AJAX Books


Ajax: The Definitive Guide by Anthony T. Holdener III


  • After reading this book, I have a better understanding of Ajax.
  • This was a well-organized book to learn from.
  • This book has some excellent information that seems to escape other books on this subject or is found across multiple titles.
  • The book is very well organized and helps to make the concepts very understandable.
  • It is a must-have for anyone involved in web development and programming.


Head First Ajax: A Brain-Friendly Guide 1st Edition by Rebecca M. Riordan


  • Yup this is my favorite book on Ajax. I love Head First books but this one far exceeded my expectations.
  • Head First Ajax by Rebecca Riordan is by far the best introduction to AJAX.
  • Great!
  • I am enjoying this book as it teaches new AJAX concepts, but also reinforces other XML and JavaScript skill sets and shows how they play nicely together.
  • It presented the ideas in an easily understood format with good examples and exercises.


Ajax in Action by Dave Crane, Eric Pascarello, and Darren James


  • Awesome!
  • "Ajax in Action" is not only an excellent book on Ajax but the best JavaScript book I have ever read.
  • This book offers several nice ways to do Ajax programming -- from a roll your own approach to a third party library such as Rico.
  • Highly recommended for anyone developing what you might call a Web 2.0 application. The only Ajax book I would keep on my shelf.
  • If you're serious about helping to revolutionize the Web, you need this book.


Bulletproof Ajax 1st Edition by Jeremy Keith and Aaron Gustafson


  • It is a basic intro to AJAX, but very solid and detailed. Highest recommendation.
  • A recommended Ajax programming book.
  • This is clear, concise, and what I would describe as a "page turner".
  • The book has practical examples. One of the best web developer books I've ever read.
  • This tiny book is an excellent hands-on introduction to AJAX, the way AJAX should be done.


AJAX and PHP: Building Modern Web Applications 2nd Edition by Bogdan Brinzarea and Cristian Darie


  • This is a good introduction to AJAX.
  • Starts out very basic and very easy to understand. Even covers using AJAX with jquery.
  • This book will get you up and running with AJAX.
  • The authors do a great job of breaking down the subjects with a balance between atomic examples and more functionality and thus build more complex examples.


Ajax: The Complete Reference 1st Edition by Thomas A. Powell


  • Excellent resource.
  • This book is one of the best AJAX books that I have seen.
  • The book is well organized, and I was able to find what I needed to do without reading the book cover to cover.
  • Nice book, full of helpful information. Will recommend this book to friends, and a good price.
  • But if you're serious about mastering Ajax-type transport techniques, it's invaluable.
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