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As IBM Jumps On Board, There's Just No Stopping AJAX Now

AJAX Will Define the Entire i-Technology Year In 2006

This spirit, shown by Yakov Fain, of the "i-Technology reality check" informs AJAX Developer's Journal - launched just last month by SYS-CON Media as an online/digital magazine.

The editor-in-chief of the magazine, Ron Gonda (pictured), is cautious about over-estimating AJAX:
"AJAX offers many advantages over traditional HTML applications, but we shouldn't overestimate it. Because the data is JavaScript-driven, one of the main drawbacks is that search engines won't index any of the dynamically generated content. It's definitely not SEO-friendly."
What Gonda emphasizes, on the other hand, is what the Web-world has already come to recognize: namely that AJAX greatly improves load time.

"For example, imagine a typical site," Gonda explains. "It has a design frame and content in the center area. Every click has to reload the entire frame to update the content. Ideally, you wouldn't have to transfer the code for the frame and download any of its graphic components again. Caching certainly helps, but AJAX can make it even faster."

Simply put, Gonda adds, "AJAX creates a better user experience on your site."

"AJAX is extremely fast, secure, and allows for advanced functionality that synchronous HTML does not."

More Stories By Jeremy Geelan

Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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