Ajax, how cool is that?

I just started researching and reading about Ajax (the technology, not the cleaner!!) and though I’m pretty late to the party being a server-side guy, I’m impressed. It’s pretty cool technology and radically enhanced the web user experience since it enabled a paradigm shift from strictly client-side or server-side processing to a parallel mode where data can be fetched from the server simultaneously while a user is using a page.

I realize now that Ajax is the secret behind Google’s ever so cool suggest feature where your Google search box magically comes up with suggestions as you input your query. Pure coolness. AJAX the acronym, for those of us who are techies stands for Asynchronous Javascript and XML. Go figure.

Here’s a link to the original talking about Ajax in 2005:

Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications


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