Web Applications with AJAX
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Published: 13 Mar 2007
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) is the ultimate web programming methodology for producing dynamic, rich web experiences and this article examines some of the important features of AJAX.
by Arindam Ghosh
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As the Internet has become more mature, rich applications featuring responsive user interfaces and interactive capabilities have become increasingly popular. The capabilities represent a way to make programs easier to use and more functional, thus enhancing the user experience. Developers have used a variety of applications from companies, such as Macromedia, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, to add these capabilities in the past. However, Web applications have generally exhibited problems such as slow performance and limited interactivity, particularly when compared to typical desktop applications, noted Nate Root, research director for Forrester Research, a market analysis firm.

XML is a markup meta language that can define a set of languages for use with structured data in online documents. Any organization can develop an XML-based language with its own set of markup tags.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a W3C standard since 1996. CSS gives Web site developers and users more control over how browsers display pages. Developers use CSS to create stylesheets that define how different page elements, such as headers and links, appear. Multiple stylesheets can apply to the same Web page.

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User Comments

Title: Great Article   
Name: Raul
Date: 2007-05-10 9:38:23 AM
Wonderful article.Easy reading and very interesting and informative
Title: S.E.   
Name: Anil pandey
Date: 2007-04-28 1:10:19 AM
this artiale is realy very intresting. it simplyfies the use of AJAX in our projects
Title: call a serverside method from client site without postback using Ajax   
Name: Ritesh
Date: 2007-03-13 11:03:58 AM
How i will call a serverside method from client site without postback using Ajax ? This is the main use of Ajax which is not described.

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