Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ajax (programming)

We've talked about this too often. Here is the definition of Ajax in web development, it is not a programming language, but basically JavaScript on the client side that communicates with the server without fully refreshing the page.

"Ajax, shorthand for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a group of interrelated web development techniques used on the client-side to create interactive web applications. With Ajax, web applications can retrieve data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.
Ajax is not a technology in itself, but a group of technologies. Ajax uses a combination of HTML and CSS to mark up and style information. The DOM is accessed with JavaScript to dynamically display, and to allow the user to interact with, the information presented."


cybrbeast said...

Right, that clears it up. I didn't know we talked about it often, can only remember our talk a few days ago.

annom said...

Nah, we (or with douche) talked about "web 2.0", ajax, how gmail works etc, a fews times without clearing things up. Long ago...