Automate data entry with web services and Ajax

Deploy Web 2.0 technologies to save time and ensure data accuracy

From the developerWorks archives

Norbert (Norb) Ryan III

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: February 14, 2008

Let's cut through the chatter and find out how a web service and Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax) can improve an application, in this case a Ruby on Rails (RoR) application. This article shows you how to spruce up a common Web activity—entering a street address—with Ajax and a call to a web service. Learn a few tricks to combining these fundamental Web 2.0 components.

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