Chapter 1. Introducing ASP.NET AJAX

In this chapter:

  • An overview of Ajax programming
  • The ASP.NET AJAX architecture
  • The client-centric development model
  • The server-centric development model
  • A tour of ASP.NET AJAX

Ajax has revolutionized the way users interact with web pages. Gone are the days of frustrating page refreshes, losing your scroll position on a page, and working in the redraw-refresh paradigm of traditional web applications. In its place is the next generation of web applications: Ajax applications, whose characteristics include smoother page updates; continuous, fluid interaction; and visually appealing, rich interfaces.

The term Ajax, which stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, was coined to describe this new approach to ...

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