Working with the Google Maps API

Whoever would have thought that Microsoft could devise something that reignited interest in web development again and started a whole new wave of Web 2.0 sites? AJAX, which stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML, is a technique (rather than a technology) that exchanges small amounts of data with servers that are working behind the scene. 

Basically it means that web pages don’t need to be reloaded for them to receive new data. AJAX relies heavily on the XMLHttpRequest object, originally a Microsoft ActiveX object, which is used for establishing a connection between the client side and the server side.

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