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This bootcamp  includes two courses: Introduction XML Training and Ajax Training.

In the XML training class, you will learn to create well-formed XML documents, to build simple DTDs and XML Schema for validating XML documents, and to build XSLTs for transforming XML documents into XHTML and other XML structures.

In the Ajax training class, students learn to make calls to the server with JavaScript and to manipulate JSON and XML content returned from the server. Ajax opens the door to creating sophisticated web-based applications with much more of the logic (and therefore code) handled on the client. While Ajax allows for more dynamic and responsive applications, it changes the traditional role of JavaScript dramatically and forces developers to rethink how they write and manage JavaScript code. After taking this Ajax training course, students will be able to create sophisticated Ajax-based applications in an efficient and modular way.

  1. Learn to create well-formed XML documents.
  2. Learn the difference between HTML and XHTML.
  3. Learn to create basic DTDs.
  4. Learn to create basic XML schemas.
  5. Learn to validate XML documents against DTDs and XML schemas.
  6. Learn to create basic XSLTs to transform XML documents for output as text, HTML, and other XML structures.
  7. Learn how Ajax and the XMLHttpRequest object work.
  8. Learn to write cross-browser Ajax code.
  9. Learn to use Ajax to make a call to the server without a page refresh.
  10. Learn to modify content blocks on a page without refreshing the whole page.
  11. Learn to use server-side form validation with Ajax.
  12. Learn to pull down content from the server to dynamically display more content.
  13. Learn to manipulate XML documents with JavaScript using the DOM.
  14. Learn to use the jQuery JavaScript library to simplify and streamline Ajax coding.
  15. Learn to perform Ajax calls to external sites using both CORS and JSONP.
  16. Learn how the Node.js framework can be used to provide platform-agnostic server-side resources.
  1. XML Basics
    1. What is XML?
    2. XML Benefits
      1. XML Holds Data, Nothing More
      2. XML Separates Structure from Formatting
      3. XML Promotes Data Sharing
      4. XML is Human-Readable
      5. XML is Free
    3. XML in Practice
      1. Content Management
      2. Web Services
      3. RDF / RSS Feeds
    4. XML Documents
      1. The Prolog
      2. Elements
      3. Attributes
      4. CDATA
      5. Whitespace
      6. XML Syntax Rules
      7. Special Characters
    5. Creating a Simple XML File
  2. DTDs
    1. Well-formed vs. Valid
    2. The Purpose of DTDs
    3. Creating DTDs
      1. The Document Element
      2. Other Elements
      3. Choice of Elements
      4. Empty Elements
      5. Mixed Content
      6. Location of Modifier
      7. Using Parentheses for Complex Declarations
      8. Declaring Attributes
    4. Validating an XML Document with a DTD
  3. XML Schema Basics
    1. The Purpose of XML Schema
    2. The Power of XML Schema
    3. A First Look
      1. A Simple XML Schema
    4. Validating an XML Instance Document
  4. Simple-Type Elements
    1. Overview
    2. Built-in Simple Types
      1. 19 Primitive Data Types
      2. Built-in Derived Data Types
      3. Defining a Simple-type Element
    3. User-derived Simple Types
      1. Applying Facets
      2. Controlling Length
      3. Specifying Patterns
      4. Working with Numbers
      5. Enumerations
      6. Whitespace-handling
    4. Specifying Element Type Locally
    5. Nonatomic Types
      1. Lists
      2. Unions
    6. Declaring Global Simple-Type Elements
      1. Global vs. Local Simple-Type Elements
    7. Default Values
    8. Fixed Values
    9. Nil Values
  5. XSLT Basics
    1. eXtensible Stylesheet Language
    2. An XSLT Stylesheet
      1. xsl:template
      2. xsl:value-of
      3. Whitespace and xsl:text
    3. Output Types
      1. Text
      2. XML
      3. HTML
    4. Elements and Attributes
      1. xsl:element
      2. xsl:attribute
      3. Attributes and Curly Brackets
  6. A Quick Overview of Web Development
    1. Client-side Programming
      1. HTML
      2. Cascading Style Sheets
      3. JavaScript
      4. Dynamic HTML
      5. Ajax
      6. Adobe Flash
    2. Server-side Programming
      1. Perl
      2. ColdFusion
      3. Active Server Pages
      4. Java EE
      5. ASP.NET
      6. PHP
      7. Ruby on Rails
  7. Intro to Ajax and the Node.js Server
    1. The Purpose of Ajax
      1. Traditional Web Application
      2. JavaScript on the Server Side?
      3. Why Node.js?
      4. Installing Node.js
      5. Running Node.js
      6. A First Node.js Application & Server
      7. An Ajax Web Application
    2. Exercise: Adding a New Route to a Node.js Application
  8. Ajax Basics
    1. The XMLHttpRequest Object
      1. Using an XMLHttpRequest Object
      2. Handling the Response
    2. Exercise: Ajax Using the POST Method
    3. The Callback Function
    4. Exercise: Displaying and Updating Records
  9. jQuery
    1. jQuery: A JavaScript Library
      1. About jQuery
      2. jQuery Basics
      3. Ajax with jQuery
      4. jQuery's Ajax-Related Methods
      5. Convenience Methods
      6. $.fn.load
    2. Exercise: Displaying Customer List in a Table with jQuery
  10. Passing Data
    1. XML
      1. Creating an addChild() Function
    2. Exercise: Using addChild()
    3. Dynamic Tables
    4. Exercise: Handling responseXML
    5. JSON
    6. Review of Object Literals
      1. Arrays
      2. Objects
      3. Arrays in Objects
      4. Objects in Arrays
    7. Back to JSON
      1. JSON Syntax
      2. JSON Parsers
    8. Exercise: Using JSON
    9. JSON Advantages and Disadvantages
  11. Ajax Applications
    1. Login Form
    2. Quick Lookup Form
    3. Exercise: Creating a Simple Lookup Form
    4. Preloaded Data
      1. Ajax Slideshow
      2. Navigable Tables
    5. Exercise: Create Navigable Table Rows
  12. More Ajax Applications
    1. Inline Editing
      1. The contenteditable Attribute
    2. Exercise: Using contenteditable for Inline Editing
    3. Detailed Information on Demand
    4. Autologout
    5. Autocompletion
    1. CORS/JSONP: Accessing Remote Sites
      1. CORS
    2. Exercise: Retrieving Country Info from GeoNames via CORS
    3. JSONP
    4. Exercise: Retrieving State Names from Yahoo! with JSONP
      1. CORS Vs. JSONP Differences
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Ajax class:

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS

Experience in the following would be useful for this Ajax class:

  • HTML
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