By Tor Norbye on Apr 25, 2005
You've probably heard a lot about "AJAX" already. But if you haven't, it's a new term describing technology which has been around for a while, but has recently gotten a lot more popular because of some really well done AJAX applications from Google:
- Google Suggest
- Google maps
- Google Mail (I have a bunch of invites, so if you want an account, leave a comment with your e-mail address)
Sun is working on this too; J2EE is an excellent platform for AJAX applications. See Greg Murray's Blog for more on the blueprints project on java.net; AJAX blueprints are available already with working sample web applications. And perhaps more importantly, it includes detailed documents explaining how it all works so you can take the blueprints and extend them for your own needs.
I find this technology really fascinating so I plan to blog more about it.