he book Advanced Ajax: Architecture and Best Practices
is the definitive guide to building business-critical, production-quality web applications with AJAX. It systematically addresses the design, architecture, and development issues associated with AJAX, offering proven patterns and robust code examples. You'll find best practices for addressing the full spectrum of issues that enterprise AJAX developers face: scalability, performance, security, reliability, flexibility, maintainability, and reusability.
The "Scalable, Maintainable AJAX" sample chapter takes a look at the impact that an implemented architecture has on scalability and what the development team needs to consider to drive scalability, which will keep the application solid. The chapter also discusses how similar techniques can be employed to achieve maintainability, enabling both scalability and maintainability considerations to begin during the design phase. General coding practices are provided to prevent smaller pieces of the application from becoming sluggish when under more demanding circumstances. Primary topics in this area include processor and memory usage; working with multiple interfaces through modularity and late loading; and achieving scalability and maintainability when working with denser rich interfaces.
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Reproduced from Advanced AJAX: Architecture and Best Practices by permission of Prentice Hall PTR. ISBN-13: 9780131350649/ISBN-10: 0131350641, copyright 2008 Pearson Education Inc. All rights reserved.