What You Should Already Know
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
- HTML / XHTML
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AJAX is not a new programming language, but a technique for creating better, faster, and more interactive web applications.
AJAX uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server, allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages.
The AJAX technique makes Internet applications smaller, faster and more user-friendly.
AJAX is a browser technology independent of web server software.
AJAX is Based on Web Standards
AJAX is based on the following web standards:
The web standards used in AJAX are well defined, and supported by all major browsers. AJAX applications are browser and platform independent.
AJAX is About Better Internet Applications
Web applications have many benefits over desktop applications; they can reach a larger audience, they are easier to install and support, and easier to develop.
However, Internet applications are not always as "rich" and user-friendly as traditional desktop applications.
With AJAX, Internet applications can be made richer and more user-friendly.
You Can Start Using AJAX Today
There is nothing new to learn.
AJAX is based on existing standards. These standards have been used by most developers for several years.