Monday, May 16, 2005

ajax: a new approach to web applications

AJAX, new technique for writing more responsive web applications (used by sites like GMail, Google Maps, Amazon's A9 and others) seems to be pretty hot at the moment. From what I understands, it's "charm" is due to the fact that some rendering is being done not at the HTTP server (as in usual web-surfing), but it's delegated to local AJAX "engine", a Javascript code running in hidden frame). The effect is pretty impressive, maybe it's time to implement it in some of our projects. Here are some resources to look up:


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