Learning AJAX is getting frustrating

I feel very frustrated at this point. Writing an Ajax application(the right way) is harder than I thought. It would seem that to be able to use the design patterns I knew in Java to javascript, I really have to become a master of javascript. I guess this could take sometime. The TipidPC clone I was writing a few months ago actually ground into a halth since I didn't have much time to do it and I have poured more interest on the game I'm trying to make.

Well, until I get my pawned laptop back, I will have to wait and carefully plan everything for the next revision of the TPC clone app. Things I want to include are

- A Java framework(oh please, not struts) so while learning a new framework I will be creating the app also.
- Hibernate, also to learn and create at the same time
- AJAX to get me comfortable in writing AJAX applications

I don't know. But I might change my mind and write a completely different app. One that is unique. But then, writing an already existing app might be favorable because I only have to focus on the design(architecture) and technologies I have to learn.

Published 11-09-2006 4:25 AM by lamia
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Thursday, November 09, 2006 7:17 AM by bonskijr

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hi,

start small first, ex. autocomplete textbox for searching for your tipidPC clone, then in increments start adding dynamic behavior (drag/drop, fade/in fade out). My references are from [url=http://www.dustindiaz.com]dustin diaz[/url] and [url=http://www.jackslocum.com/yui]jack slocum's blog[/url] and [url=http://jquery.com]jQuery[/url]..

Especially Jack's his tagline:Using the Yahoo! UI library - Beyond the Examples.. are real world applications..

Thursday, November 09, 2006 7:29 PM by lamia

# re: Learning AJAX is getting frustrating

Thank you! I will follow your advice! :)

Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:24 PM by Garri

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