Who is the inventor of AJAX?

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  • Mar 23rd, 2006

nobody invented AJAX....

Microsoft first implemented the XMLHTTPRequest object in Internet Explorer 5 for Windows as an ActiveX object.

it is the term coined after this support.

Asynchronous javascript and XML.

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charlie harvey

  • Mar 29th, 2006

They're probably after the name Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path, who coined the term

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anonymous surfing

  • May 30th, 2006

Colgate - Palmolive in 1947, of couse!Oh - coding? Jesse James coined the phrase early 2005 - but the tech was already in place much earlier than that. See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%28programming%29

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  • Sep 11th, 2006

"Coined A Name For" and "Invented" are two different things.  I think it's safe to say, "Any individual who claims to have invented AJAX (the tech) is a fraud."  Just like the "sphere" existed before it got the name, so is AJAX.

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  • Sep 11th, 2006

Well, a "sphere" is not the best example, but it glances my point.

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  • Sep 21st, 2006

yeah, we had xmlhttp in production in early 2001...  but one could argue that combinations of java/javascript could be used to do all kinds of server fed, no refresh roundtrips even back in the mid 90s.  etc etc.  The concept of client side script+objects in a loaded webpage communicating with the server, it's not really something that bears much credit for being novel really.  70s/80s BBS's had as much.  the widespread adoption, ie many of us using it as part of the standard feature base of web sites/applications, that's the greater trend that making it the swell thing it is.


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  • Aug 9th, 2012

Since XMLHttpRequest is now implemented across the majority of browsers in use, alternative techniques are used infrequently. However, they are still used where wide compatibility, small implementation, or cross-site access are required. One alternative, the SVGT protocol, employs a persistent connection for continuous exchange between browser and service.

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