The Ajax framework has introduced a novel way to look at the basics of a web application and has been touted by the likes of Google, Yahoo, and Amazon.com, but is it really worth investing the time to learn more about it? By the fact that you are reading this article, that question most likely has been answered, at least in part, beforehand. Hopefully, this article will help to confirm that answer, as Ajax really is that “next great thing” to hit the web development industry. In it, I will share the basic fundamentals of Ajax and the ideas we developed while undertaking a massive research project in Ajax late last year.
Tools you’ll want (and need) to develop Ajax applications
Some ideas for developing an Ajax application
Ajax can also be used to ease the portability of any desktop application to the web, such as online banking software, word processors, graphics programs, RSS aggregators, or industrial order processing software. With the ability to change the web page on the fly and communicate with the server asynchronously, the bounds are limitless when developing web applications using Ajax.