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Beginning ASP.NET MVC 4 by José Rolando Guay Paz

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CHAPTER 8

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Ajax and jQuery

In this chapter we are going to cover a key technique in producing rich web applications: enhancing the user experience with Ajax and jQuery. Ajax stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It is a model that allows you to make requests to the server in the background from client-side code (JavaScript). This enables you to update the page without having to reload it completely, which greatly improves the performance of your web site and the user experience. To facilitate these requests, in addition to controllers, there is now a new technology called WebAPI that is designed to ease the transport of information over ...

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