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#1 Megrisoft

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:41 AM

My name is Adam. I am PHP Developer from Megrisoft.com. I just found this forum while searching in google. I hope to take part in discussions and to be active member in this forum.

There is no such thing as an AJAX server.

AJAX is a technology that runs in your browser. It uses asynchronous data transfer (HTTP requests) between the browser and the web server, allowing web pages to request small bits of information from the server instead of whole pages.

Give me more info if you have dear..
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#2 Lop

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:29 AM

How can you say PHP vs AJAX when most AJAX developers use PHP to create AJAX?

What is your question?
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:04 AM

who knows.. who knows... :)
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#4 fahlyn

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

There is no such thing as an AJAX server.


Bold statement. This post has lost me. Was there a question in there or was it simply informative?
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

I don't know what point this guy is trying to make so I'll make one. A lot of people consider ajax an actual stand alone programming languages but it is not, like stated in his post it is just a way to use different techniques. Ajax uses mostly javascript which is the language. Ajax is just the actual functions and technique of using javascript a certain way.
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#6 Lop

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:01 PM

mikelbring, you are absolutely correct. Except AJAX needs to use a little more than JavaScript, for example - PHP.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:38 AM

PHP is a server-side scripting language. It can fulfill one of the requirements for being able to use AJAX in a website. AJAX is a development technique for dynamically updating the content of a site without doing full page refreshes. It requires a mixture of JavaScript and a server-side scripting language (such as PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, CGI, etc).
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:08 PM

It shouldn't be PHP Vs AJAX, it should be PHP and AJAX. PHP works together with JavaScript to create Ajax. It really isn't a language of its own but rather a use of 2 languages working cooperatively to create some nice web 2.0 effects.
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#9 adserverexpert

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:54 AM

ya morefood its correct only. ajax combined fo javascript and xhtml
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:26 AM

Well, PHP vs AJAX is redundant, as said in an earlier post. AJAX is a somewhat newer version of PHP. It's like you have two toy race-cars, and on the first one, you develop a smooth graphite mixture. Now, you go to the shop and decide to buy some regular graphite. When you get home, you take the graphite mixture and the regular graphite and apply them both onto the same car (the second one). Now, your second car runs just as car one, but since you added another mixture, you boosted it's efficiency.

Now, AJAX and PHP are just like this: your basic PHP/MSQL page is car one, PHP is the graphite mixture, AJAX is your second car, and Javascript is your regular graphite mixture. When you apply just PHP to AJAX, it's basically PHP with some addons. But, if you apply PHP as well as Javascript, it will become more unique than just a PHP language with addons, etc.....

Hope this was helpful (and understandable)!
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 10:09 AM

I love your analogy, +rep.

AJAX is a mix of languages used together.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:36 PM

AJAX is a somewhat newer version of PHP.


I disagree with that completely. AJAX is a term used to describe JavaScript and XML which could be created by ANY server-side language (ASP, ASP.NET, Perl, PHP, etc). AJAX isn't a language and basically consists of one DOM API Object: XMLHttpRequest. In fact, you could manually create an XML file, upload it to the server and use JavaScript to read and fetch it (AJAX).

AJAX stands for: Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
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