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

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The Predictive Fetch Pattern

Let’s take a look at a few fundamental patterns of AJAX applications that allow you to quickly and effectively achieve the primary goal of any AJAX application—providing a better user experience.

AJAX is mostly about making the user interface highly responsive. The application should respond to user actions quickly—ideally, instantaneously. Being more responsive doesn’t necessarily mean that less data is being sent across the wire or that faster responses are generated on the server. AJAX is about getting a user any requested data quickly—regardless of how you obtain that and the complexity (in terms of time and space) that it takes.

The Predictive Fetch pattern helps you work out a solution to improve the user experience ...

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