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"Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar: Bestselling Author Eric Pascarello Helps With Debugging AJAX

Pascarello's Session: "Solving AJAX Problems"

Eric Pascarello's session at the "Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar yesterday in San Jose and the San Jose Hilton's Almaden Ballroom was about problems that an AJAX developer may never see in testing but that exist in the AJAX world on the Net.

Pascarello is the co-author, with another "Real-World AJAX" speaker from the hit New York version of this One-Day Seminar, Dave Crane, of Ajax in Action.

He is also the author of JavaScript: Your Visual Blueprint for Building Dynamic Web Pages (2nd Ed.). Eric is the moderator of the HTML and JavaScript forum at JavaRanch and maintains an AJAX-based blog at http://radio.javaranch.com/pascarello .

As an AJAX developer at market10.com, the world's first job matching site, Pascarello's topic was based on his extensive experience with AJAX functionality on market10.com.

"I do not know of anyone that talks or blogs about these problems other than me," he notes.

Those lucky enough to be attending in San Jose learned first-hand about some common oversights by AJAX developers, as well as heard from Pascarello about some strange things that occur within AJAX applications. He also offered ways of tracking almost all of a developer's clientside errors.

Real-world log entries from his real-world server formed the leitmotif throughout this example-rich session, which was based on the premiss that JavaScript isn't easy, but that it is possible to master it. One thing is certain: debugging AJAX errors seemed a whole lot more straightforward after Pascarello's fifty minutes were up!

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SYS-CON Italy News Desk 04/26/06 11:09:03 AM EDT

Bestselling author Eric Pascarello's session at the 'Real-World AJAX' One-Day seminar yesterday in San Jose and the San Jose Hilton's Almaden Ballroom examined the problems that an AJAX developer may never see in testing but that exist in the AJAX world on the Net.

AJaaaax 04/25/06 08:09:30 AM EDT

The vast amount of people looking into Ajax shows us that Ajax was not all hype as people first thought! People can actually do cool things with this technology making life a lot easier for the user on our sites.

Eric Pascarello 04/23/06 04:48:56 PM EDT

The following two links will give you some information and programs on how to test your application for leaks. http://www.outofhanwell.com/ieleak/ and http://dbaron.org/log/2006-01#d20060114.

Those two links are two good places to start if you have not thought about leaks in your own code.

If you know of any other memory leak resources, please point them out by responding to this post.

Don't forget that the Manning Ajax In Action forum is a great place to ask questions about Ajax and the book. Dave and I are there to help you out.

Eric Pascarello

Martin Laine 04/23/06 03:57:03 PM EDT

I tried several FF plugins for debugging JavaScript and CSS, HTML, and Ajax in the past but Firebug has to be the best (until someone comes up with something even better of course): http://www.joehewitt.com/software/firebug/

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