This article tells you how to use AJAX with IBM® WebSphere® Portal Version 5.1.3 for Multiplatforms to quickly meet a few of the basic expectations in your portlet applications that users have come to expect from using sophisticated, graphically-based user interfaces in non-Web applications.
In this article
- Preserve a user’s keyed input while he or she tabs around in an application
- Enable a portlet to accept simultaneous inputs from multiple sources
- Use an AJAX polling method to alert the user to application events and data changes
Today’s IT users have used a large legacy of sophisticated, intuitive, easy-to-use graphical products in their business applications. As these applications make the jump to Web-enabled technologies, users expect similar sophistication and ease-of-use in the transition. It’s no longer enough that sophisticated enterprise applications are accessible from the Web using a browser; they must be easy to use as well. Web 2.0 promises such ease-of-use in Web-enabled applications through technologies such as AJAX. You no longer need to “do without” certain features just because your application is on the Web. And, in many cases, you will find that using Web 2.0 technologies simplifies your development work as well.
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