Ajax applications use web browsers that support the above technologies as a platform to run on like the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Konqueror and Apple Safari.
Simply put Ajax allows real-time fast previews and updates of content without a bulky java applet or embedded flash object. So you want to see the ajax programming at work – two of my favourite tools are powered by ajax. DiggSpy which provides an autorefreshing interface of what digg users are digging realtime.
More interesting article at Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications by Jesse James Garrett says that “Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach. All of the major products Google has introduced over the last year Orkut, Gmail, the latest beta version of Google Groups, Google Suggest, and Google Maps are Ajax applications.”
Ajax Web Applications are providing dynamic web interactivity – see where you can spot it!