Chapter 10. Adding in Ajax

I imagine that, in the days before most programming languages included garbage collection, way back in the 1980s when people were working with C and Pascal, programming was a much more existential profession. People programmed computer applications that were never intended to be made public, working on programs that were only ever intended to be run on a small number of computers not connected to a big open network like the Internet. Much more time was spent on code to perform data processing and making a program run than went into the user interface.

Obviously, a lot of things have changed since then. A lot of software development has moved out of the basement and onto the web. Because of this, a lot of effort now goes ...

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