Thursday, November 10, 2005

Asynchronous Javascript And XML - and SharePoint

Asynchronous Javascript And XML (AJAX) technology is not really a new technology - I still remember when Marc Andreessen introduced a similar concept at Netscape's developer conference in New York in the fall of 1996. The main difference was the fact that his concept at that time was based on CORBA - but the idea was the same. Luckily we now have an object oriented language, JavaScript, a widespead communications protocol, http, and a universal language for specifying data, XML.

At Exformatics, we now combine AJAX technology with SharePoint - in order to provide better end-user interfaces and faster response times. Check it out.

Standard based javascript libraries like jQuery might be interesting to investigate.