WA1594 Web 2.0 for Developers

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Design and implement Web 2.0 solutions into the intranet. Broadcasting, collaboration and social networking technologies, Rich Internet Applications will be explored. Attention is given to “mash-ups”, RSS/ATOM, SOAP and/or REST and best practices.


  • Build practical skills through hands-on AJAX and Web 2.0 exercises
  • Explore the models, techniques, toolkits, and best practices available for Web 2.0
  • Gain an understanding of Web 2.0 and how its interaction model differs from traditional Web communication
  • Discuss the potential for leveraging Web 2.0 technologies within the enterprise (i.e. Enterprise 2.0)


Web application architects, Web application developers, User interface designers, and Web application quality assurance personnel


Hands-on experience with HTML and Javascript required. Exposure to XML and CSS preferred, but not required.


Introduction to Web 2.0

  • Web 2.0 Should I upgrade?
  • Three key elements
  • Instructor Demo
  • Instructor Demo
  • Web 2.0 Innovations - Collaboration
  • Web 2.0 Innovations Collaboration
  • Instructor Demo
  • Summary

Introduction to AJAX

  • Objectives
  • What is AJAX?
  • A Simple Example
  • The Old Way
  • The AJAX Way
  • Two Key Aspects of AJAX
  • What are the Advantages of the AJAX Approach?
  • AJAX Technologies
  • The Basic AJAX API
  • Creating the XMLHttpRequest Object
  • The XMLHttpRequest Object Basics
  • Complete Example
  • The Timeline
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers


  • What is XHTML?
  • The DTD and MIME Type
  • The Basic Syntax
  • Embedding XHTML in a XML Document
  • Differences With HTML 4
  • Embedding Scripts and Styles
  • The Standard Attributes
  • The < div="" > Element
  • The < span="" > Element
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

JavaScript DOM API

  • What is DOM?
  • Element Hierarchy
  • DOM Standardization
  • The document Object
  • Nodes and Elements
  • The Element Object
  • Element Event Handlers
  • The window Object
  • The Frame Object
  • The History Object
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

AJAX API Details

  • The Request Object
  • Creating the Request Object
  • The Request Object
  • Simple GET Example
  • Making a POST Request
  • Making Concurrent Requests
  • Memory Leak With Inner Function
  • A POST Utility Function
  • Mozilla XmlHttpRequest Extensions
  • IE Microsoft.XMLHTTP Extensions
  • Ajax Caching
  • Control Cache Duration
  • Advanced Cache Control
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

Advanced DOM

  • The Event Object
  • Event Bubbling
  • Creating and Initializing an Event
  • Dispatching an Event
  • Example
  • Handling Events
  • Registering Event Handler
  • Best Practice
  • Working With Styles
  • Example
  • The Style Object
  • Setting Style of an Element
  • Working With Style Sheets
  • Table DOM Objects
  • The HTMLTableElement Object
  • The HTMLTableRowElement Object
  • The HTMLTableCellElement Object
  • Example of Table DOM API
  • The Form Element Objects
  • The HTMLFormElement Object
  • The HTMLInputElement Object
  • The HTMLSelectElement Object
  • The HTMLOptionElement Element
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

Communication With Server - Basic

  • Introduction
  • Application Layer Protocol
  • Plain HTML Snippet
  • XML Document
  • XML Document Server Side
  • Example: Build DOM Document in Java
  • Example: Write DOM Document in HTTP Reply
  • Example: The Servlet
  • C#: Create a XML DOM Document
  • C#: Output XML in HTTP Reply
  • XML Document - Client Side
  • DOM API Summary
  • DOM API The Document Object
  • DOM API The Element Object
  • Body Text of an Element
  • Setting Body Text
  • Displaying Body Text
  • Using XML As Request Data
  • Creating a New DOM Document
  • Serializing DOM Document as Text
  • Posting an XML Document
  • Processing the Posted XML From a Servlet
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

Communication With Server - JSON

  • Introduction
  • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • JSON Syntax
  • How Does JSON Based Communication Work?
  • How JSON Based Communication Work?
  • JSON: Server Side
  • JSON: Client Side
  • Working With Arrays
  • Advanced JSONObject Methods
  • Advanced JSONArray Methods
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

Direct Web Remoting (DWR)

  • Introduction
  • How DWR Works
  • DWR: The Server Side
  • Configuring the Server Side
  • The dwr.xml File
  • DWR: The Client Side
  • Unit Testing
  • Accessing Servlet API Objects
  • Error Handling
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

The Dojo Toolkit

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Simple Example Tab Widget
  • How Does DOJO Work?
  • Importing Packages
  • Widget Basics
  • Widget Layout Example
  • The Two byId() Methods
  • Widget Properties
  • Widget Events
  • Common Features of Widgets
  • Form Input Widgets
  • The Button Widget
  • The Checkbox Widget
  • The ComboBox Widget
  • The FilteringSelect Widget

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Duration: 5 days
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