- Martin Trutina email@example.com - Carlee Savory firstname.lastname@example.org - Richard Snyder email@example.com - Seth Strankman firstname.lastname@example.org
How is AJAX is changing and developing the web?
History and what is AJAX?
XML- allows you to design a markup language which is used to allows for interchange of documents on the Web
HTML- A markup language used for text and multimedia documents which allows you to set up hypertext links between documents
- AJAX is based on open standards. Meaning, open standards are supported by a variety of browsers and platforms which gives the programmers the accessibility and flexibility to use what they need across browsers.
-Allows the person surfing the web to save time because the webpage does not not need reload its self to bring new data
- it creates better, faster, and better user-friendly web applications
- Ajax results in lack of design patterns and complexity is increased dramatically.
- There is still a lack of design patterns and practice guidelines
- AJAX based applications can be difficult to debug and maintain
- Complexity is increased
Gmail: the application is continually asking the server if there is new mail and if there is it live updates the page instead of making you download a new one or refresh your current page.
Google Maps: You are able to drag the map around and as you do, it automatically downloads the part of it you want to look at instead of having to open a new page to download.
IGoogle: Is constantly updating the users page as data changes without having to refresh the page
More examples: Netvibes, Pageflakes, My Yahoo! & Windows Live Personalized Experience
Overall AJAX is very important for technologies these days because it groups a layers of internet function/applications to work together to provide the best Web service possible