In this tutorial you will learn what Ajax is and how it works.
What is Ajax
Ajax has become so popular that you hardly find an application that doesn't use Ajax to some extent. The example of some large-scale Ajax-driven online applications are: Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, etc.
Ajax with jQuery
But, fortunately jQuery simplifies the process of implementing Ajax by taking care of those browser differences. It offers simple methods such as
$.post(), etc. to implement the Ajax that works seamlessly across all the browsers.
In the upcoming chapters you will learn how to load data from the server as well as how to send and receive data using HTTP GET and POST method through jQuery Ajax.