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In the beginning, Tim Berners-Lee created HTTP and the Web. And the Web was without commerce, and void. And darkness was upon the face of retailers. And the spirit of commerce, Jeff Bezos, moved upon the face of the Web. And Bezos said, "Let there be electronic shopping carts, and one-click buying." And there were sales. And the computer gods saw the sales, and saw that it was good. It's hard to imagine the Web without the electronic shopping cart. It was a seminal advance that transformed the Web from an information resource into a business platform.
AJAX is really here to stay: web applications are getting richer every day. Today people are used to have engaging (and usable) online experiences, and developers keep investing a lot of energy to improve application usability through AJAX. Codeless AJAX is becoming a reality with a growing number of tools providing different levels of support for it.
Here's another example of using AJAX without writing code: http://www.outsystems.com/goto/codeless-ajax-demo
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