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Ajax in Action is helping you enforce that thinking--it explains find out how to distribute the applying among the customer and the server (hint: use a "nested MVC" layout) whereas preserving the integrity of the approach. you'll find out how to be certain your app is versatile and maintainable, and the way reliable, based layout may help steer clear of difficulties like browser incompatibilities. alongside how it is helping you unlearn many elderly coding behavior. especially, it opens your brain to the numerous merits received via putting a lot of the processing within the browser. when you are an online developer who has past adventure with net applied sciences, this publication is for you.
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The user workflow is uninterrupted by the need to communicate with the server. Second, the requests themselves are asynchronous, meaning that the contextual links, zoom control, and other page features remain accessible while the map is gathering new data. Internet-based mapping services are nothing new. If we looked at a typical pre-Ajax Internet mapping site, we would see a different set of interaction patterns. The map would typically be divided into tiles. A zoom control, and perhaps sideways navigation links at the map’s edges, might be provided.
DHTML offered the ability to create funky, interactive interfaces for web pages, yet it never overcame the issue of the full-page refresh. Without going back to talk to the server, there was only so much that we could do. Ajax makes considerable use of DHTML, but by adding the asynchronous request, it can extend the longevity of a web page considerably. By going back to the server while the interface is doing its stuff, without interruption, Ajax makes a great difference to the end result. Rather conveniently, all of these technologies are already preinstalled in most modern web browsers, including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer; the Mozilla/ Gecko family of browsers, including Firefox, Mozilla Suite, Netscape Navigator, and Camino; the Opera browser; Apple’s Safari; and its close cousin Konqueror, from the UNIX KDE desktop.