p. It’s not often that I review a book that is a year old for several reasons. The main reason is that technology changes so fast. In this day and age a book 12 months old usually contains out dated information. As with any good rule, there are exemptions, this book is one of them.
p. I am reviewing a year old book for two reasons. First, the author of the book, Shawn M. Lauriat, has discovered that the secret of getting me to do a book review is persistence. Second, even then though, had I let the book “spoil” on the shelf for a year the content is still relevant and important. Having looked this book over and read way more of it than I originally thought I would, I can say that Advanced Ajax is a book that serious Ajax developers will want to own.
p. In the end, this is a book I’m sure I will be referring to for years to come. While it’s not written as a reference book, the concepts are so clearly explained that I know I will be using it as such.