We often wonder about the big fuzz of the AJAX technology and it simplifies work on our Network Solutions sites but most often we also scratches ahead what exactly AJAX is made of and made for.
I have been an IT instructor and a web specialist and indeed AJAX is not just a single technology and also more than a handful of web technologies. It actually incorporates the following web platforms to come up a more robust yet simple web frame work:
- XHTML for the markup of web pages
- Cascading Style Sheet or CSS
- DOM / Dynamic Display and Interaction
- XML / Data Manipulation
- XML and HTTP to provide Data Retrieval
To sum all these up, My definition of AJAX is a web framework that allows you to retrieve data from a website which not requires the webpage to refresh everything. It just pitches to and fro the content that you want without refreshing the other contents.
Not clear enough Dummy? … I’ll deconstruct it more…
Clear enough? To end this lengthy blog of mine, I want to point out that Django is AJAX based and that should be another reason for you to use and shift to Django framework – faster loading of data and better data retrieval and manipulation.
It’s all about the DATA in Django and thanks to AJAX we can utilize it fully. And also thanks to my expensive coffee I was able to be stay awake and deconstruct AJAX.