Ajax, explained

Summary:For consumers, Ajax looks like magic. Developers know differently, of course.

Open source is explained in terms of being free as in free beer free speech. Geek & Poke's Oliver Widder has come up with a simple explanation for Ajax, the now widely used technique employed to create rich client presentations -- while keeping the end-user oblivious to data transfers going on behind the scenes.

From Geek & Poke, under a Creative Commons license

Topics: Enterprise Software, Developer


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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