Using Ajax on your next Web app?

Ever wonder how Google did that cool UI for gmail and for it’s mapping service? They used Ajax which stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

Some people think that Ajax has the potential to let people write simple applications that might replace many common functions provided by Microsoft Office. This is kinda ironic because Microsoft is the inventor of Ajax.

Anyway, if you’ve got a pretty complex UI problem, you might consider adding some Ajax to make it work a little better. Read this Wired article, “Web Software Challenges Microsoft“.