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 thatÂ “Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach. All of the major products Google has introduced over the last year Â 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!