The web-development acronym Ajax has been bandied about so much in the press these days that I have an uneasy feeling my mother might be calling any day now to find out what the scoop is on “this Ajax”. It was only a few short years ago that I got a full volume holiday tech-support call from her,”David!!! How do I get this f—ing Amazon to work?!!” So, for my mom, and anyone else who wants to know (but not call me), here’s the scoop on Ajax:
Ajax makes web applicatons much more like regular old software –you don’t have to wait as long for things to happen when using web sites that employ Ajax. It isn’t new technology. It’s simply better engineering technique. Nobody owns it because it’s made from open technologies.