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Guidelines on using AJAX added to the Java BluePrints Solutions Catalog

Posted by inder on April 14, 2005 at 4:59 PM PDT

Anyone who has used Flickr, GMail, Google Suggest, or Google Maps will realize that Web applications are not limited to plain and boring HTML-only user interfaces anymore. These applications provide very slick UIs and the hot, but not-so-new, technology behind them is Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). We, the Java BluePrints team at Sun, are starting to address this area by developing a set of solutions around common use-cases where AJAX is applicable. This work is available through our java.net project Java BluePrints Solutions Catalog. We also provide working sample code that illustrates these guidelines. Check out the sample applications available under the java.net CVS. Note that AJAX is an emerging technology, and hence the solutions presented are, by no means, best practices. They are likely to change as this field develops further.

Have you used AJAX? What were some of the big pain points? Do the BluePrints solutions make sense? What additional use-cases would you like us to cover? Let us know, we would love to have feedback on this content.

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