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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 9. AJAX Capabilities

It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.

J. K. Rowling

As disappointing as it might sound, the term AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) was coined around 2005 primarily as a concise and cool way to sell a set of technologies, and a new approach to Web development, to a customer. What initially was simply a clever approach to craft nice features inside a Web page eventually became the incarnation of a new paradigm for writing a new generation of Web applications. The AJAX approach is destined to last for the foreseeable future or until conditions exist to rebuild the Web from scratch.

AJAX is no longer a plus for the Web; AJAX is a native part of the Web. When you discuss use-cases and requirements ...

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