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A Practical Guide to Testing Wireless Smartphone Applications by Julian Harty

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CHAPTER 4

AJAX Mobile Applications

AJAX applications have been around for several years for desktop web browsers. For instance, many of the popular web-based email applications make extensive use of AJAX. AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is an umbrella term for rich browser-based applications. They run much of the UI interactions and some of the data processing within the web browser on the client device. Smartphones, including iPhones and ones that use the Android software platform, are capable of running these applications, and lots of AJAX applications have been developed specifically for these devices. More information on AJAX is available on the web, including http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX.

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