Unobtrusive Ajax

This somehow slipped under my radar when it was released in July: Unobtrusive JavaScript is part of O’Reilly’s Short Cut series. It’s written by Jesse Skinner and tech edited by Christian Heilmann. It’s PDF only so if you want a dead-tree version, you’ll have to print it out yourself.

I haven’t read it but judging from the description, it sounds like good Hijax-like advice:

This short cut will focus on the practical benefits of using Ajax and JavaScript unobtrusively and show you that unobtrusive web development and progressive enhancement benefit both web developers and users of the Web. You’ll get to see many simple examples of building web interfaces that are unobtrusive. You’ll quickly see that it is actually very easy to make web applications that everyone can use.

The PDF book grew out of a presentation from The Ajax Experience in 2006 which is well worth checking out.

Posted by Jeremy on Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 4:42pm


At Oreilly they must think potential readers are crazy: 10 bucks for just 57 pages delivered as pdf???

# Posted by Kurt on Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 8:27pm

I haven’t read it either but I appreciate the quality of O’Reilly’s in general. Sounds good for me and I will have a look though I prefer hardcopy much more. Thanks for the info.

# Posted by Patrick on Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 12:14pm

Yeah, I prefer hardcopy too. I tied very fast when I’m reading PDF on my computer, but sometimes it is hard to get good book in hardcopy. Thank you for article!

# Posted by Scales on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 7:34pm

Thanks you for the book Tip. I have founded with google.

# Posted by Skischule on Friday, October 19th, 2007 at 8:57pm

I have read the Book "Unobtrusive Ajax", its in my collection of AJAX books, and i think it is one of the best. Jesse did a great Job.

# Posted by Grafikkarten on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 at 9:40pm

Jeremy thanks for link to book in pdf I agree that it’s better to read it from paper so I will print it. Regards

# Posted by Tomasz Gorski on Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 10:34pm

Yeah, that 10 bucks undoubtedly contains a "convenience" fee of some sort… Like its convenient for us to give them our money. As for hard copy vs screen, I am sure we all would agree we spend far too much time at the computer anyhow.


# Posted by Lynne on Sunday, October 28th, 2007 at 6:22pm

Hey Jeremy, thanks for your recommendation. It’s great one but I preferred reading book not pdf, I don’t have printer right

# Posted by Mak on Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 5:00am

Oreilly always puts out quality content, if you cant afford the 10 bucks, I don’t know what to tell you.


# Posted by Mary on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 12:30am

Thanks you for the book Tip. I have founded with google…

# Posted by Tercüme bürosu on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 5:14pm

Because you give knowledge about the book thanking I do

# Posted by indir on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 6:00pm

have read the book "unobtrusive ajax", its in my collection of ajax books, i think it is one of the best.Thanks for the info.

# Posted by canekiz on Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 6:12pm

LOL… "dead tree" version… I must say a prefer to to my actual reading often line…


# Posted by Mick on Friday, November 2nd, 2007 at 4:08pm

Thanks for the tip. I’m a little bit hestitate to spend the $10 since you didn’t have a chance to give it a full review.

# Posted by db on Monday, November 5th, 2007 at 3:08am

After checking my stats I was amazed to see how many people actually have JavaScript turned off. Ajax looks like the way forward. Cheers for the tip.

# Posted by Gary on Friday, November 9th, 2007 at 9:18am

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