Link - State of Ajax: Progress, Challenges, and Implications for SOAs

Because Ajax is a sincerely compelling synthesis of the ubiquitous features found in the most popular Internet browsers is why. Practitioners of Ajax get high-intensity user interaction (end-user productivity), asynchronicity (efficient backround processing), web browser access to web services (web service access, reuse, and interoperability, as well as SOA integration), platform neutrality (browser and operating system agnosticity), and the Ajax feature set can be delivered as a framework you don’t have to create yourself (developer productivity).

You’ve seen us talk about Ajax on our GIS blogs and you know that Google uses it, but you are still not sure what Ajax is all about? Check out this great article Dion Hinchcliffe on the State of Ajax.