All the examples since Chapter 11 have relied on static data that has been hardwired into the application. In this chapter, I demonstrate how to use asynchronous HTTP requests, often called Ajax requests, to interact with a web service to get real data into an application. Table 24-1 puts HTTP requests in context.
Table 24-1. Putting Asynchronous HTTP Requests in Context
What are they?
Asynchronous HTTP requests are HTTP requests sent by the browser on behalf of the application. The term asynchronous refers to the fact that the application continues to operate while the browser is ...