While Ajax promises to change the way we view and change the web, there are a number of challenges that it poses to developers. With Ajax, you have to do a lot of work yourself. It is comprised of a collection of web technologies that can be used to create sites which are quick and interactive.
The Ajax trend has already made an impact on traditional web developers and development software. Some experts believe that if Ajax applications continue to become more prominent, they may force many online companies to change the ways in which they conduct business. Since people are resistant to change, the best way to deal with these changes is to understand and prepare for them.
Ajax is a single term that is used to describe multiple technologies. If you want to see how it looks and functions, all you have to do is use Google Maps or Flickr. The goal of Ajax applications is to decrease the need for clients to reconnect to the servers every time they need to access and download information. The way this work is relatively simple. Websites will update their content by using a backgroun cache, and the next portion of information that is needed will be prepared for display. Because of these interactions, the page itself will not have a need to be reloaded. The only thing that will change is a fresh part of data. If less data is needed, this means that downloads can occur faster.
Downloads which occur faster means that the user will have more speed, and a better online experience. Many online companies have begun using Ajax for the purpose of handling their large stores of data. While the term "Ajax" was coined in 2005, the concept has existed since the mid 1990s. It was Microsoft who laid down the foundation for Ajax, but their systems which much more crude and complex. The web community so the potential of such applications and merged various technologies to create this system. The many applications of Ajax are unlimited. They are being used by blogging companies, as well as those which develop web based software.
If you have used Google Maps, you will probably agree that Ajax applications are much faster than their traditional counterparts. Instead of using brute force to achieve an objective, Ajax applications are very selective in the way they carry out processes. The popularity of Ajax has caused companies as large as Microsoft to jump on board. In fact, the company has recently stated that they plan to build a tool that utilizes Ajax and place it in their Visual Studio programming. While Microsoft wants to simplify the process of dealing with Ajax applications, the web community is currently reluctant about solutions that are offered by the company.
One of the main attractions to Ajax is the ability to go back to the creativity that was present on the web in its early days. Developers want to play, and Ajax is the digital equivalent of Legos blocks. Those who wish to use Atlas will be required to download an add-on for their browser, and this is something that Ajax does not need. Because Ajax is heavily dependent on existing technologies, there are a large number of developers who feel that they already know how to use it. Despite this Ajax presents a number of challenges, and it is important for people to understand them. Ultimately, the success of Ajax may be somewhat dependent on how it is viewed by search engines. Currently, search engines don’t place a great emphasis on site built in Flash, even though they are interactive.
The people who will face the biggest challenges are not Microsoft developers, but web publishers and those who make money through advertising. The reason for this is because Ajax destroys the concept of a web page as they know it. With most content management programs, a division is made between the design of a page and the content that is one it. With Ajax, this can’t be done. The problem must be handled in the way people use the web. In addition to those who are web publishers, web analytics will be challenged as well. Most of these people will measure traffic in terms of the number of visitors and page view they have. However, with Ajax, these things will be measured in different ways.