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Rapid Application Web Development Fall 2006 Dr. McDaniel Lecture 4: Introduction to RICO
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Agenda Lecture on RICO: Using the AjaxEngine Object Using the Accordion Object Discussion of Project 3 Virtual Greeting Card Generator Class Activity (RICO)
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Tips for getting back on track: Work out all of the examples from your readings, and make sure you are doing the readings! Complete all tutorials. Be sure to work out the examples given in our class lecture notes. If you get stuck, bring questions to class or office hours. Last week, you were supposed to modify the addcustomer.php file to add customers to the DB. Did you do this? Form study/work groups with others who know the material well.
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Review Last week, we saw how MySQL could be used to provide backend database support for Ajax applications. We also looked at the Prototype library, which provides utility functions for commonly used JavaScript code. Today, we’ll look at an even higher level of abstraction, which is RICO.
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RICO RICO ( http://openrico.org/rico/home.page ) is an open-source JavaScript library for creating “rich Internet applications.” RICO provides functionality for tasks such as: Working with Ajax Drag and drop Cinematic effects (scaling, sliding, etc.) Behaviors See the Accordion ( http://openrico.org/rico/demos.page?demo=ricoAccordion.html ) behavior for an example
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RICO AjaxEngine RICO uses an object named AjaxEngine to control Ajax functionality The AjaxEngine provides the following features A standard XML definition for the basic Ajax response A way to direct responses to specific
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