Friday, June 16, 2006

Good Friday

I had a really great day at work today. I decided to go nuts and turn the project I was working on into a full-blown experiment. I wrote several cool widgets for this application, using AJAX - Asynchronous Javascript And Xml. It's a new approach to client-side UI, and I got it to do some really cool things.

The idea behind it is that on many modern web pages, the entire page has to refresh in order to get new data onto the screen. With AJAX, only a teeny tiny bit of data is called directly from the web browser, so the results are very fast and much smoother. Google Maps uses AJAX heavily, as an example of what can be done with this technology.

Anyway, just trying to get back in the habit. This post was more for me than you lot...

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