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AndrewB's picture
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How hard is AJAX to learn?
I read that it is basically javascript. That I did look into a while back, but cant remember much. Is it much different?
Can anybody program in it properly?

AndrewB's picture
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I am looking for basically

I am looking for basically an ajax ssh portal, I can see one but it is all japaneese, which I dont understand the documentation for..

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As far as I am aware AJAX

As far as I am aware AJAX itself is not a single programming language or a single technology, but a group name or as wikipedia calls it a technique of web development.

AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29

So it's pretty much just JavaScript, XML and the rest of web programming languages you know about.

tbuitenh's picture
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Learn to use the

Learn to use the XmlHttpRequest (may be capitalized differently) javascript object, and learn to manipulate the DOM ("dynamic html"). That's all.

free-zombie's picture
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and learn the equivalents on

and learn the equivalents on the server side Eye

tbuitenh's picture
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Nothing really new about the

Nothing really new about the server side, if you have written the server side code for a simple form, you probably know enough.

a thing's picture
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nothing

AJAX has become a meaningless buzzword that attracts venture capitalists. That's it.

AndrewB's picture
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It is handy in the fact it

It is handy in the fact it does not time out..

free-zombie's picture
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trying to explain "why

trying to explain "why ajax"
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asynchronous - ok, we want the user to be able to click the ads which loading.
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javascript works most of the time
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and Smiling
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XML was the buzzword of the last few years. using it again makes us look cool.

IF you want your users to be able to click ads while loading, JavaScript is the only viable (and portable) possibility, but XML ? no seriously: XMl sucks Eye
I'm against the whole concept of abusing an originally stateless data-fetching protocol for interactive UIs, but that's just me. And a few more people.

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