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How To Use AJAX

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AJAX, an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is very hot in the growing universe of Web development. While this new technology offers some great capabilities, it also sparks some unquestionable debate over issues with the Back button. Kris Hadlock explains how to use AJAX in a real-world situation and how you can assess its value in a project. By the time you finish reading this article, you'll know what AJAX is as well as where, why, and how to use it.

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Although AJAX allows us to build new and improved ways of interacting with a Web page, as developers we need to remember that the product is not about the technologies; it's about the users and how they interact with the product. Without the users, the projects we build would have no purpose. With that principle in mind, we can assess what technologies to use and when to use them in order to create an application that's beneficial to all who use it.