Ajax is a catchy name for a type of programming made popular in 2005 by Google
XML, but that just sounds like techno jargon to many people.
do with the web browser to make a more user-friendly experience. You could
do form validation, quirky popup messages, make cool web tools and more. However,
If you wanted to get any information from a database on the server, or send user information to a server-side script like PHP, you had
to make an HTML form to GET or POST data to the server. The user would then have to click "Submit", wait
for the server to respond, then a new page would load with the results. I'm sure we have all
gotten slightly annoyed when having to wait for especially slow websites!
without having to load a new page!
Ajax - Is That It?
Pretty much. By using the programming practice termed "Ajax" you will be able
to trade data, with a web server, without having to load a new page. Instead
of Ajax being seen as "The New Way to Develop Websites", it should instead be seen as
another weapon to add to your programming arsenal.
This tutorial will introduce you to the basics of Ajax and show you how
to send and receive data from a server without using a "Submit" button approach.
Ajax - Recommended Knowledge
Ajax can be quite confusing to someone with little web programming experience. It is
attempting this tutorial.
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