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Do I really need to learn back end programming to take the ajax course ?
Do I need to learn one of php, RoR, python etc ? If yes, then why ?
Grace Kelly33,990 Points
For me personally, having come from a php/sql background i felt it gave me a better foundation of understanding what AJAX was doing (making a request and receiving the data). However I don't think you need to learn back end programming for AJAX, Dave does an awesome job of explaining these concepts in AJAX Basics :)
jason chan31,008 Points
No you don't. Just think of ajax is another form of CRUD without relation database.
You can GET which is receives data from the json or xml file. Post posts new data onto the json or xml file. Put for delete.
So you can read data, update data, and delete data. I hope that helps.
No. I just took the AJAX course today. They give you a JSON fixture to use to mock out a server response for the projects.