How AJAX Works: 10 Practical Uses For AJAX. Jun 14 2009 AJAX has gotten more and more popular over the years, and has allowed web applications to act more and more like desktop applications.
Ajax allows for rich-internet applications that mimic the responsiveness and complex user interfaces typically associated with desktop applications.
Moving applications to the web browser opens many possibilities, including the ability to save user data, connecting with other users for collaboration and sharing, and making deployment and using the application easier since web browsers are standard-issue with most computers regardless of operating system.
If you’re interested in expanding your understanding of Ajax techniques and practices, check out these 25 hand-picked Ajax articles and tutorials that outline various methods and concepts involved in the development of Ajax-based applications. Though most are geared for budding and intermediate developers, veterans might find a trick or two they haven’t encountered before. 1. Ajax RSS reader. Uncluttr (alpha) Mootools.