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What is Ajax?

I've been hearing a bit of a buzz lately about a new Web technology called Ajax, but I have no idea what it is or even how to find out more about it. Help?

Well, the answer to 'how do I learn more about it' is always to check out Google, of course, where you would find lots of interesting and even occasionally accurate answers to your question of "What is Ajax?". :-)

More seriously, Ajax is a set of technologies being used together, just as "LAMP" is a shorthand referring to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. But back to Ajax!

Ajax, which stands for Advanced Javascript And XML, is comprised of the following technologies...