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What does AJAX stand for?

Friday 23rd August, 2013

I only ask, because at the end of an all-nighter, one is often thrown by the simplest, most blindingly obvious schoolboy errors. The first A in AJAX stands for Asynchronous, as in, you make a call to a server, and then crack on. Sometime later the server will respond, and at that point, you deal with it. Waiting on the return from the calling AJAX object WILL ALMOST ALWAYS FAIL, because that’s the point, it’s Asynchronous. ALMOST, because chances are, if you set the responder up correctly, on a local machine you may get a response back quickly enough to give the appearance of the waiting on the objects return value to have actually worked!

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I am now officially too old to do all-nighters.