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

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Other Patterns

The patterns we just covered represent building blocks of most AJAX applications. As mentioned, patterns should not be used dogmatically, nor should they be pursued at all cost. Patterns just help, and that’s good enough for patterns to exist and thrive.

Among other things, designing an AJAX application means understanding the range of new options you have for accomplishing the application’s task. On the other hand, wasn’t AJAX declared to be all about enhancing the user’s experience since the beginning? Do you recall the sentence from Chapter 1, that described how the acronym AJAX was introduced back in 2005? It sounded was something like, "Begin to imagine a wider, richer range of possibilities."

Well, AJAX patterns make up the ...

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