Google is a developer of AJAX??



  • It's always interesting when someone with no actual knowledge of computers writes articles about them...



    <a href="http://www.builderau.com.au/program/work/soa/Sun_and_Google_shake_hands/0,39024650,39212301,00.htm:>Sun and Google Shake Hands





    I especially loved this line toward the end:



    In addition, Google is a developer of AJAX, which gives Web browsers a more sophisticated user interface.



    and this one as well:

    "Schwartz said he has no regrets: "Is AJAX or a browser an appropriate vehicle for heavyweight office productivity software? Absolutely not," he said."






    Makes it sound as if AJAX is a program that Google is actively developing...



  • That line is broken, here is the full link:





  • AJAX is a kludgly technique that uses pages of code in both client-side
    javascript, XML files and server-side script in order to change a tiny
    thing on-page without reload.



    So it only pays off in bigger projects, suh as Google does with maps and mail etc.



  • Not quite the point I was trying to make...



  • @dhromed said:

    AJAX is a kludgly technique that uses pages of code in both client-side
    javascript, XML files and server-side script in order to change a tiny
    thing on-page without reload.



    So it only pays off in bigger projects, suh as Google does with maps and mail etc.




    Spoken by someone who's never used it (or at least never used it
    properly), it would seem. Unless you fall for the framework approach to
    everything, Ajax code does not have to be particularly large in the
    client. I use it a lot, and have yet to write anything approaching the
    size of, say, Sarissa. Nor (in most cases) does it actually require any
    specialised code on the server (one can parse data from returned HTML
    just as easily as from XML).



    And, no, Google is not a developer of Ajax, just the most visible developer of Ajax-based applications.


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