Wednesday, July 19, 2006

An Introduction to AJAX

AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is the latest boom in the Web development world. AJAX helps developers narrow the gap between desktop and web applications — Google Earth, Flicker and MS Outlook Express Web Version are some of the applications powered by AJAX.

Asynchronous means that you can make a request to a server and perform other actions while the server is processing your request -- and on the arrival of the response required actions can be performed -- as opposed to conventional web applications, in which the user has to sit back and stare at the blank screen while the server is processing the request.

AJAX Architecture :
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Source : Topcoder

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