PHP/Ajax

by on July 8th, 2007

Not many developers know this but PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is an open source programming language. PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. I will share some of the best resources with you relating to the PHP programming for your development needs here.

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by on July 8th, 2007

PHP 5, is the first major release of PHP in years to focus on new features. While one of the key goals behind PHP 3 was increasing PHP/FI 2.0’s performance and efficiency, at the same time it introduced a whole new set of functionality. That was back in 1998. PHP 4 provided another speed burst, as it introduced the Zend Engine. However, the majority of PHP 4’s changes were behind the scenes. Those features allowed more people than ever to use PHP, but it didn’t provide them with more tools to build their sites. Finally, after six years, the community has revisited the legacy baggage that made tackling some problems unnecessarily difficult.

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Here is a simple example of how external data in different files can be called from outside in a single file on some action using Ajax technology. I am writing the code for 5 files. Just copy it. Create same file as mentioned below, named these accordingly paste data in and test it.

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Send emails using PHP and AJAX. Its a complete AJAX PHP based email solution. Just download it and give it a try. Do not forget to change recipient’s email address in scripts/contact.php file and scripts/xmlHttpRequest.php file.

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by on July 8th, 2007

Ajax, or AJAX, is a web development technique used for creating interactive web applications. The intent is to make web pages feel more responsive by exchanging small amounts of data with the server behind the scenes, so that the entire web page does not have to be reloaded each time the user requests a change. This is intended to increase the web page’s interactivity, speed, functionality, and usability.

The name is an acronym standing for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Ajax is asynchronous in that loading does not interfere with normal page loading. JavaScript is the programming language that Ajax function calls are made in. Data retrieved using the technique is commonly formatted using XML, as reflected in the naming of the XMLHTTPRequest object from which Ajax is derived.

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