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Microsoft® ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications by Dino Esposito

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AJAX and JavaScript Injections

For architects of Web solutions, finding the right way to AJAX today might not be trivial. The overall community of experts is still exploring the main street for getting to AJAX and attempting to find an approach that is clearly superior.

ASP.NET partial rendering is definitely an easy way to AJAX, although it has some drawbacks and architectural limitations. At the end of the day, AJAX is about having more action on the client. And more action on the client is only possible via more JavaScript in Web pages.

To embrace AJAX on a large scale, you probably need a framework—be it the ASP.NET partial rendering or a commercial framework such as those you can get from companies like Gaiaware, Telerik, Infragistics, ComponentArt, ...

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