Embracing AJAX and JSON
IN THIS CHAPTER
Reading and writing JSON
“The Web does not just connect machines, it connects people.”
— TIM BERNERS-LEE
AJAX is a technique for making web pages more dynamic by sending and receiving data in the background while the user interacts with the pages. JSON has become the standard data format used by AJAX applications. In this chapter, you find out how to use AJAX techniques to make your site sparkle!
Working behind the Scenes with AJAX
The HTML DOM changes the page dynamically. The important innovation that AJAX made was to use the XMLHttpRequest object to retrieve data from the server asynchronously (in the background) without blocking ...