As the story goes, Garrett had developed a prototype Ajax application for a client. The application tested so well with users, and was radically different from the team’s previous approach, that Garrett was asked to pitch it to the company’s president.
Ajax combined a number of technologies that had already existed to connect server-side data to a client-side UI. This gave users the ability to manipulate data in near real-time. It reduced the need to refresh a page for a fresh set of data and ushered in a new era of Web application interactivity.
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