What are the advantages of AJAX?

Ajax is a widely used web development technique. Hence, like everything else it has a set of advantages and disadvantages. The following are a set of advantages of AJAX:

  • Has a quick response rate
  • Fast retrieval of data, so increases performance and speed
  • Reduces the traffic travels between the client and the server.
  • Effectively utilizes bandwidth
  • Saves memory when the data is fetched from the same page
  • User is not blocked until data is retrieved from the server
  • Can be used with JSON as an alternative to XML
  • Can use Firefox browser with an add-on called as Firebug to debug all Ajax calls
  • Ready Open source JavaScript libraries are available for use, such as JQuery, Prototype, Scriptaculous, etc.
  • Communicates over HTTP Protocol

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