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.