AJAX is a term that changed the face of the Web. The topics in this chapter are enough to drive the upgrade or purchase of ColdFusion repeatedly. The power of the functions helps developers and site owners in a number of ways that prove worthy of this version holding the AJAX label.
In this chapter, we will find out what makes AJAX different from HTML and regular server-oriented web pages. We will also look at how ColdFusion interacts with AJAX in order to assist us with layout, menus, toolbars, and form features. This helps us conclude that ColdFusion has made our applications easier. In this chapter, we will cover the following: