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Java EE 7 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Josh Juneau

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CHAPTER 6

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Advanced JavaServer Faces and Ajax

A task that can be run in the background, independent of other running tasks, is known as an asynchronous task. JavaScript is the most popular modern browser language that is used to implement asynchronous tasking in web applications. Ajax is a set of technologies that allows you to perform asynchronous tasks using JavaScript in the background, sending responses from the client browser to the server, and then sending a response back to the client. That response is used to update the page’s Document Object Model (DOM). Enhancing an application to make use of such asynchronous requests and responses ...

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