WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.
You've probably heard a lot about "AJAX" already. But if you haven't,
it's a new term describing technology which has been around for a while,
but has recently gotten a lot more popular because of some really well
done AJAX applications from Google:
(I have a bunch of invites, so if you want an account, leave a comment with your e-mail address)
AJAX is really a combination of technologies. The most important piece
can then manipulate the content of the page directly.
Sun is working on this too; J2EE is an excellent platform for AJAX
Greg Murray's Blog
for more on the blueprints project on java.net; AJAX blueprints are
available already with working sample web applications.
And perhaps more importantly, it includes
explaining how it all
works so you can take the blueprints and extend them for your own needs.
I find this technology really fascinating so I plan to blog more about it.