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 Post subject: AJAX/XMLHttpRequest
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:48 am 
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Anybody had a chance to work with these concepts yet? I am about to start trying to integrate them into a few of the sites I manage. I know the technology is a little old, but it seems to have just taken off and the things you can do with it are pretty amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: AJAX/XMLHttpRequest
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:08 pm 
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DaBrain wrote:
Anybody had a chance to work with these concepts yet? I am about to start trying to integrate them into a few of the sites I manage. I know the technology is a little old, but it seems to have just taken off and the things you can do with it are pretty amazing.

I was reading up on it a little last week. For those who don't know, AJAX is basically using the combination of javascript and xml to create web applications. People were impressed by Google Maps and GMail, which has generated quite a bit of buzz for AJAX.

Did I get the summary info right Brain? Is there anything more to it than that though? I'm still a little behind on the whole XML thing - I haven't done any parsing or transformations yet, but I'd love to hear your take on AJAX because it is generating a lot of interest.

ps... leave it to you to bring up a non-oop technology. ;)


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AJAX in a nutshell uses Javascript to send requests back to the server and capture the response. It allows you to update a database, or gather additional/new data from a database server via XML or plaintext.

It really has quite a useful place in web technologies at the present time because the bandwidth savings alone are enough for someone to be interested in it. Instead of a full page reload you actually just get the XML data back that you need to update the page. I am working on a full AJAX application on my site and I will link it when I am done.


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I got my first Ajax application online today, but unfortunately it is an internal Project Management tool and as much as I'd like to let everyone see it, it has quite a bit of sensitive data in it. My 2nd Ajax app should be done in a week or so.


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What references, books, sites, etc are you using to learn AJAX?

Still working on the 2nd project?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:06 am 
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I have a pretty extensive list of links I used to learn, but now that I have my framework done I just use Javascript and the DOM to accomplish what I need. I am still working on my 2nd project, but I got sick, got slammed at work, and had my fridge die. I've been a little busy.


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