The second chapter includes other aspects you'd expect in a chapter introducing a format. For example, it describes JSON data types and programming languages that support JSON (with emphasis on PHP and Python).Chapter 3: Working with Real-time JSON
console.log is preferred over
To illustrate the Ajax/JSON examples, Sriparasa first leads the reader through the "setting up Apache and PHP to develop server-side programs on a Linux machine" and "running a .NET-powered web application on Windows." As part of this, installation and use of the LAMP stack is covered and there are numerous screen snapshots of Visual Studio being used.Chapter 5: Cross-domain Asynchronous Requests
- The screen snapshots of code listings have black and dark gray backgrounds with light fonts for the text. This works well for the electronic version of the book I reviewed, but it does not seem like it would work well nearly as well in a printed book with such dark backgrounds.
- There are some minor editing-related issues such as cases where one sentence that would fit on a single line in the book is spread over multiple lines with only a few words on each of the lines. There are only two or three of these cases and most of the prose is readable.