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'''AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML)''' is a modern web design technique that allows for more interactivity by making webpages that fetch data in the background and alter themselves without reloading. This makes the website feel much more like an application. AJAX is a new way of working with existing technologies (including HTML, [[Javascript]], [[CSS]] and the ''XMLHttpRequest object'' amongst others) rather than a new piece of technology in itself.
== Ajax in Moodle ==
As of July 2006, Moodle has adopted the [[Development:YUI|Yahoo! user interface library]] and most future work in this area will  build upon that foundation.
There are several current projects that make use of these technologies e.g.:
* [[Chameleon]] theme
* [[Student projects/AJAX course format]]
== See also ==
* [[Javascript FAQ]]
* [[Javascript]]
* [[Unobtrusive javascript]]
* [[Hijax]]
* [[Development:Firebug#Debugging_AJAX_with_Firebug|Debugging AJAX with Firebug]]
* [http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000385.php ''Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications'', the original Ajax article by Adaptive Path]
* [http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/AJAX:Getting_Started ''AJAX: Getting Started'' article on developer.mozilla.org]
* [http://www.sourcelabs.com/blogs/ajb/2005/12/10_places_you_must_use_ajax.html ''10 places you must use AJAX'' by Adam Bosworth]
* [http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-ajaxtop1/?ca=dgr-lnxw01AjaxHype ''Considering Ajax, Part 1: Cut through the hype'' from IBM developerworks]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29 Wikipedia article on ''AJAX'']
* [http://www.maxkiesler.com/index.php/weblog/comments/how_to_make_your_ajax_applications_accessible/ How to Make Your AJAX Applications Accessible: 40 Tutorials and Articles]
*[http://www.ajaxload.info/ AJAX loading icon generator]

Latest revision as of 09:22, 16 June 2011

This development related page is now located in the Dev docs.

See the AJAX page in the Dev docs.