Brett Stimmerman

Ajax Design Patterns Book

15 April 2006

Ajax Design Patterns book cover

I just stumbled across the Amazon pre-order page for a new O'Reilly book, Ajax Design Patterns, based on Michael Mahemoff's Ajax Patterns wiki. It's set to be released on June 1, 2006.

From the Amazon description:

Ajax Design Patterns provides best practices for web developers by investigating how others have successfully dealt with conflicting design principles. You will find sections on foundational technology patterns, programming patterns, functionality and usability patterns, and diagnosis/testing of Ajax applications. Ajax is all about usability, so the patterns in this book focus on delivering usability in the face of constraints, such as user capabilities and expectations, bandwidth limits, the stateless nature of HTTP, and the complexity of Javascript.

I'm excited to see a wiki like this published in book form, especially an O'Reilly book. I'm also excited because Lace makes an appearance or two. It might not be much, but it's the first code I've written to be published in text form on such a massive scale.