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Java™ How To Program (Early Objects), Tenth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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1.11.4 Ajax

Ajax helps Internet-based applications perform like desktop applications—a difficult task, given that such applications suffer transmission delays as data is shuttled back and forth between your computer and server computers on the Internet. Using Ajax, applications like Google Maps have achieved excellent performance and approach the look-and-feel of desktop applications. Although we don’t discuss “raw” Ajax programming (which is quite complex) in this text, we do show in online Chapter 31 how to build Ajax-enabled applications using JavaServer Faces (JSF) Ajax-enabled components.

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