AJAX Basics

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Imagine an environment where you can become an expert on a topic that interests you through interactive code challenges, exercises and insight from some of the best professors in the nation. You can become an experienced coder and know all there is to know about HTML, Javascript, HTML, CSS and so much more. One of the instructors is Chief Content Officer Nick Pettit, who is an experienced designer and public speaker, so he knows how to get concepts across in a clear and concise way to give...
Imagine an environment where you can become an expert on a topic that interests you through interactive code challenges, exercises and insight from some of the best professors in the nation. You can become an experienced coder and know all there is to know about HTML, Javascript, HTML, CSS and so much more. One of the instructors is Chief Content Officer Nick Pettit, who is an experienced designer and public speaker, so he knows how to get concepts across in a clear and concise way to give you the best learning experience possible. The professors of online classes at Treehouse deliver content in an informative yet easy-to-understand manner to suit a wide variety of learning styles. This learning platform features online quizzes, in-depth video lectures and code challenge exercises to help apply what you've learned to real world situations. With Treehouse, developing your career means learning straight from the professionals in a concise period of time so you can promptly use those skills in the workplace.

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AJAX is an important front-end web technology that lets JavaScript communicate with a web server. It lets you load new content without leaving the current page, creating a better, faster experience for your web site's visitors. In this course, you'll learn how AJAX works and how you can use JavaScript to communicate with a web server. We'll use plain JavaScript as well as jQuery to create AJAX requests and use the response to dynamically update your web pages. Along the way, you'll build mini-projects to reinforce your learning. We wrap up the course with a small project, showing you how to apply what you've learned to pull images from Flickr and display them on your web site.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
Instructor was very easy to follow and gave a good background on Ajax. The project was well suited to a beginners course, would recommend! One of my fav treehouse classes so far
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
Dave is by far the best teacher from Treehouse. Like all his other courses, this one is well designed and gives the student a solid foundation to incorporate the topics at hand into their own projects.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
I'm a big fan of Dave's teaching style and think he did a great job of teaching and explaining the basics of AJAX and how you can use it to asynchronously interact with servers. I'm sure the topic goes deeper than what the course covers, but it should give you a solid base of knowledge and technical ability for you to go out and actually implement AJAX in your own personal projects.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Very well made and thoughtful course. Enjoyed it a bunch and really felt accomplished after. Teacher was clear and concise. And the quality of the videos were top notch. I recommend this to anyone needing to understand AJAX.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Dave is a fantastic teacher! Not only to explain the content but his quizzes and challenges demonstrate his commitment with the student learning. It really made the difference to me.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Fantastic teacher. Clear, concise, and very detailed. I learned so much in so little time! Dave has a very energetic way of explaining hard subjects that keeps you engaged.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 12 months ago
This course was fantastic! The instructor did a really great job taking a complex subject and explaining it in some very short video courses and relevant projects. I think he has a fantastic teaching style and hope to do more courses with him. I also really appreciate the challenges he gives us outside of the challenge framework Treehouse provides. These are small projects that you are given in a short video that explains what the instructor wants you to do and then he leaves you to it. He goes through how to do them in the video straight after and even gives you ideas on how to improve the existing code. I find the Treehouse resources to be fine for this particular course but I gave "Provider" a lower score due to issues I have had in the past.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Really exciting and practical content. Dave speaks clearly and goes at just the right pace, and with enthusiasm! I look forward to taking more of his courses on Treehouse.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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4 years ago
I love Dave's style. It's fast and precise without wasting any time on documenting the ideas in a complete video. A special thumbs up to the alternate weather API projects or similar kind he introduces. It gives a motivation to write some new code and not just repeat same code typed in during the videos. However, I would love if some more complex challenges or projects can be included. I sincerely appreciate the way teamtreehouse has put up the content and you have taught up basics. I am up up and running with Ajax too now after Jquery. Already have 92%ile in Javascript but it feels still a long way to go and code some tough challenges.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Dave is awesome. I like all of his courses he is a cool teacher. I highly recommend this course for everyone who want to learn about AJAX. I think the examples/projects were exciting.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Dave's courses tend to go long, and that is because he breaks down the content into small pieces that help you learn new concepts little by little. The AJAX course was especially helpful in this. It was tough, especially stage 3. But, stage 4 was much more fun and enjoyable, and in the end I feel a lot more confident about my ability to make my own project with AJAX.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I love treehouse courses and this was no exception I was literally asking myself how to prevent one form I made from going to another page. This course gave me the backup I needed. 10/10
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Another great course with Dave as the instructor! The challenges provided at the end really give good practice opportunities and even better feelings of a job well done when you complete them. Also the follow-up emails after course completion provide great opportunities outside of Treehouse to practice getting creative in our own way. Highly recommend to anyone learning JavaScript and AJAX.
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4 years, 1 month ago
I love all of Dave's classes and this one was no exception. Dave makes concepts really clear and easy to understand as well as giving very doable challenges that help build confidence while reinforcing concepts. I especially enjoyed the flickr project at the end.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Great introduction to key AJAX concepts. Course projects drive the points home through numerous applications. I found the key to learning for me was pausing the video and trying to complete all tasks independently first - then fill in any gaps via Dave's videos.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Before I took this course I was pretty confused by AJAX. Now I not only have a great understanding of it, but can use it day to day. What more do you need to know that :-) Dave is an excellent teacher and all his classes I have come across on TreeHouse are amazing. Give it a blast, pretty sure you wont be disappointed.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
Fun and useful course by a great teacher. I really find Dave's teaching techniques very easy to follow and understand. Dave breaks everything down nicely, explains the context (but does not overload the content) so you get a bigger picture, invokes repetition creatively, gives great examples. Highly recommend all Dave's JavaScript courses for beginners.
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4 years, 1 month ago
Wow. This course (as part of Treehouse's Full Stack Javascript track) really cemented my understanding of jQuery, JavaScript, APIs, JSON AND of course AJAX. Although it's actually about AJAX, you need a solid understanding of the other components to get it and Dave does an outstanding job of bringing it all together. Highly recommended.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Dave has a very unique way of making concepts crystal clear to beginners. This intro to AJAX is highly recommended for anyone interested in broadening their JavaScript knowledge. Too often green developers will jump into libraries like Angular JS without a core understanding of the underlying XMLHttpRequest. Start here!
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