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ASP.NET AJAX in Action by Rama Krishna Vavilala, David Barkol, Alessandro Gallo

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Chapter 5. Making asynchronous network calls

In this chapter:

  • Working with Web Services
  • Simple HTTP requests
  • ASP.NET application services
  • Bridges
  • Creating simple mashups

At the heart of Ajax programming is the ability to make asynchronous calls from the browser to the server. Establishing this dialogue eliminates the need for the browser to reload as a result of each request or user interaction. Instead, relevant data can be exchanged in the background while updates to the page are applied incrementally from the browser. Web pages that leverage this technique remain responsive, and the user experience is greatly improved.

In chapter 1, you got a glimpse into how this type of programming works with ASP.NET AJAX—we called this approach the ...

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