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Introducing Microsoft® ASP.NET AJAX by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 1. The AJAX Revolution

Gone are the days when a Web application could be architected and implemented as a collection of related and linked pages. The advent of the so-called AJAX model is radically modifying the user’s perception of a Web application, and it is subsequently forcing developers to apply newer and richer models to the planning and implementation of modern Web applications. But what is the AJAX model, anyway?

AJAX is a relatively new acronym that stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. It is a sort of blanket term used to describe highly interactive and responsive Web applications. What’s the point here? Weren’t Web applications ...

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