AJAX: A Closer look

[ page last updated: July 27, 2005. ]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“AJAX or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML is a term describing a web development technique for creating interactive web applications using a combination of:

* HTML (or XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets for presenting information
* The Document Object Model manipulated through JavaScript to dynamically display and interact with the information presented
* The XMLHttpRequest object to interchange and manipulate data asynchronously with the web server (commonly using XML and XSLT, although AJAX applications can use other technologies, including preformatted HTML, plain text, JSON and JSON-RPC as alternatives to XML/XSLT).

Like DHTML or LAMP, AJAX is not a technology in itself, but a term that refers to the use of a group of technologies together.”

The result is the ability to create highly interactive and dynamic webpages, with features that close the gap between the experiences we’ve come to expect from web applications and the experiences users can get from a desktop application.

Some example of sites using AJAX:

  1. Google Suggest
  2. Google Maps
  3. Gmail
  4. Flickr
  5. A9.com (Amazon)
  6. Yahoo Mindset

AJAX related information:

  1. OpenAJAX
  2. Cgisecurity.com
  3. AJAX Web Blog
  4. Ajaxian.com
  5. Ajaxblog.com
  6. AjaxDeveloper.org

[ Read the follow up to this article entitled Web 2.0 - Where Are You? » ]

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