Summit inspired overview of Ajax

Need some light Sunday afternoon reading? Or, new to ajax and befuddled as to what this all means? Then this might be the article for you. Derek Powazek attended the recent Ajax Summit put on by O’Reilly and Adaptive Path, and shares some of his thoughts and insights about what this all means.


What’s Ajax? For the geeks, it’s Asynchronous JavaScript + XML. For the rest of us, it’s a whole new way of looking at the web. Really.
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Ajax, and the pile of techniques and technologies that get lumped in with it, are all about breaking that page-by-page web experience into smaller chunks. If the traditional web was letter writing, Ajax is instant messaging.

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