Globetechnology: AJAX helps developers add sparkle to Web pages “Flickr and Google, as well as Amazon.com Inc., are among the first and most prominent website operators using these techniques, but more are joining them, making AJAX one of the hottest acronyms in Web technology right now. This week, for example, Microsoft announced that it will design a whole range of new Web-based products and services around AJAX.
But AJAX didn’t spring up overnight. “You’ve got the basic technological groundwork happening as far back as 1998,” Mr. Garrett says. But early work relied on capabilities unique to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer Web browser that didn’t work with other browsers. In the past 18 months, support has become more widespread, fuelling the adoption of AJAX.”