What The Hell Is Ajax? For Non-Techies!!!!


Have you wondered what AJAX is, and whether you should learn to apply it in your web development work? You’ve probably heard the buzzword, but what exactly makes AJAX tick? Let’s take a look “under the hood” and see just what the buzz is all about.

What is AJAX?

AJAX is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It is a development technique for creating interactive web applications. Unlike classic web pages, which must load in their entirety if content changes, AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind the scenes.

What Does Ajax Uses?

1. CSS, for marking up and styling information.

2. The Document Object Model accessed with a client-side scripting language like JavaScript to dynamically display and interact with the information presented.

3. The XMLHttpRequest object to exchange data asynchronously with the web server.

4. XML is sometimes used as the format for transferring data between the server and client, although any format will work.

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