AJAX introduction

This course provides new web developers with an introduction in AJAX technology. The course explains what the technology is, how you can use it in your own applications and how a JavaScript toolkit (e.g. Dojo) can ease the effort in implementing AJAX applications.

In this course students will learn:

  • the underlying technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML) and how everything is related
  • often-used frameworks (Dojo, Prototype, JSON)
  • the use of AJAX via web application frameworks (e.g. JSF)


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

New web developers who will be using AJAX.


Being familiar with HTML (cf. course HTML and CSS), JavaScript (cf. course JavaScript programming) and XML (cf. course XML concepts).

Main topics

  • Introduction to AJAX
  • What is AJAX?
  • Why AJAX?
  • AJAX dissected
  • Building AJAX pages: basic
  • Basic AJAX
  • More on the DOM
  • Sending and receiving XML
  • Sending and receiving JSON
  • Building AJAX pages: DOJO
  • Why use a JavaScript toolkit?
  • Why use DOJO?
  • History of DOJO
  • Layers of DOJO
  • AJAX with DOJO
  • Using the DOJO widgets
  • AJAX in web application frameworks
  • AJAX in Java EE web application development
  • Two examples: Apache MyFaces; Apache Struts2

Training method

Classical instruction with exercises.


1 day.

Course leader