Ajax is everywhere with AjaxAnywhere
February 24, 2006 2 Comments
The framework uses it’s own filter to manipulate the flow and currently it both supports jsp and jsf. The main idea is the following; The form is submitted as a whole actually not just the zones, the JSF components(zones) output spans with the components’ ids, when the response reaches, the inner html of the span is set by the mechanisms in aa.js of ajaxanywhere.
I’ve managed to apply some cool ajax features in few minutes using the framework. For example, I’ve created two dependent comboboxes, and a datatable presenting the search results with no postback. I think these are nice examples that AjaxAnywhere can do to satisfy the impatient client. AA is very useful in these cases and considering the workload to create the same thing with phaselisteners, xml parsing, etc, it just rocks.
IBM’s approach to JSF, not related with AjaxAnywhere actually:)
What I can tell briefly about aa is; it rocks on simple cases I’ve mentioned but do not expect much on complex ones.