Chapter 38. Using Server-Side ASP.NET AJAX

Users of modern web applications have changed quite a bit since the first days of the web. When the web was new and when functional, commercial websites were few and far between, the users of web applications were a generally complacent and easy-to-please audience.

Today, web application users don’t just want more, they demand more. They demand that websites be fast, responsive, and interactive. They don’t want an entire page to reload just because a small piece needs to be changed. Most important, ...

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