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This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. Tuning AJAX Applications for Performance Performance can have different meanings, depending on your perspective. If you're the end user of an application, performance means that the application is responsive in all circumstances. If you're an application owner or product manager, performance may mean that the application is scalable, i.e., the number of servers you have is directly proportional to the number of users you can handle. In this chapter we're more conc... (more)

AJAXWorld Report: GWT & Java EE – Where Are All of the Alligators?

Just a quick update from the latest AJAXWorld conference (which is now over). I gave my talk at AJAXWorld East 2008 and got some interesting reactions. Met a lot of cool folks, put some faces to names, got to sit on a panel with Douglas Crockford. Cool beans. More next week. The talk really had three parts.What is GWT and how do you use it? How do I resurface an existing J2EE app? Where are all of the alligators? There is always a risk that someone or other feels that too little or too much time is spent in one part or the other. In fact, while converting a JSP to produce JSON so i... (more)

Real-World AJAX Book Preview: JavaScript Profiling

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. JavaScript Profiling In some cases you may not know precisely where a performance bottleneck lies. Using our technique of surrounding suspected bottlenecks with timestamps wo... (more)

Real-World AJAX Book Preview: Web Server-Based Compression

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. Web Server-Based Compression One way of speeding up transfer times of resources between the server and the browser is to reduce the size of the resource being transferred. Prac... (more)

Yet Another 17 Google Web Toolkit Tutorials

Dietrich Kappe's Agile Ajax Blog Half a year has passed since I published 36 GWT Tutorials. As expected, several new tutorials have come along that demonstrate deeper, more sophisticated aspects of the framework, as well as addressing specific IDE's and libraries. Ryan Heaton is doing some great work in his blog. This tutorial jams together enunciate (a "convention over configuration" web services deployment framework), maven 2, GWT and Flex to develop an address book application that combines GWT and Flash. Sample code can be checked out from SVN. "Hello World" with IDEA - the ... (more)