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Extending AJAX with the Flash/JavaScript Integration Kit

Article Description

Want more control over the user experience? Because Flash makes graphical programming quick, easy, and attractive, and because JavaScript is very effective at manipulating HTML, they can be leveraged to focus on their strengths. Kris Hadlock shows you how to extend AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) by cross-communicating between Flash and JavaScript. Discover how this technique enables technologies to focus on specialized tasks, and helps create the ultimate user experience.

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Summary

Extending AJAX with Flash creates a very unique user experience that one technology would have trouble producing. By leveraging these technologies to focus on their strong points, the application becomes more modular, which makes it more scalable, leaving room for expansion. Most importantly, it makes the user experience more responsive, which in turn makes it more usable and intuitive to the user. The Flash /JavaScript Integration Kit makes the extension simple by providing a wrapper for direct communication between Flash and JavaScript.