Simply put, I’d put Dom Scripting right up there with Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing With Web Standards as one of those books that absolutely changed the way I look at and approach my craft. It’s that good.
And now Keith is back with his follow-up to DOM Scripting, Bulletproof AJAX. Taking his cue from Dan Cederholm’s Bulletproof Web Design, and its focus on creating web sites that are as flexible as possible, Keith’s latest focuses on applying those same principles to AJAX. As he puts it in the book’s introduction:
Far too many Ajax applications are built like a house of cards, dependent on just the right stack of technologies in the browser. Browsers that don’t support the required technologies are locked out and their users are turned away. To avoid this, you need to create flexible applications using bulletproof Ajax.
Sounds good to me. I’m looking forward to going through a copy soon, and I expect it to be as revelatory and forward-thinking as DOM Scripting.