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JavaServer Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference by Chris Schalk, Ed Burns

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1 Like everything in enterprise software, the business case is what drives adoption of new technology. The biggest barrier to adoption is building up a big enough “installed base” to make the technology successful. Ajax is a special case because the work of building up the installed base was already done. As mentioned in the text, JavaScript had been around since 1997, and DOM came out around that same time. The XMLHttpRequest object was introduced into Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 in 1999 and quickly copied by the other leading browser, Mozilla Firefox. The technology pieces in place, the last element required to assure the popularity of Ajax was “the killer app.” This app was Google Maps, offered by Google starting in February 2005.

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