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What is AJAX?
AJAX - or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML - is a new term coined for a set of technologies that has existed for many years.  AJAX is a big buzz word in the technology world right now.  It's recent popularity is due in part because of sites like Google Maps and Google Suggest, although these are certainly not the first sites to make use of AJAX technologies.


Quote of the Day
In software, we rarely have meaningful requirements. Even if we do, the only measure of success that matters is whether our solution solves the customer's shifting idea of what their problem is.
Jeff Atwood

AJAX Suggest and IXSSO
I have just about finished a new AJAX tutorial that teaches you how to create a Google Suggest style search box.  The article walks you through the steps for creating the front end, making the AJAX request, and a simple backend that can be easily extended.  Suggest is one of the better AJAX patterns that I have seen as far as usability is concerned.  You can find the AJAX Suggest Tutorial here.

I have noticed there is a lack of really good information out there explaining how to use the Indexing Server, so I decided to write a series of articles explaining how to use the Indexing Server in several different scenarios.  There are some really cool things that you can do with the Indexing Server from a website including creating, deleting, and rescaning catalogs.

I have also finished a rough draft that explains how to run IXSSO Queries from PHP.  I will also be covering how to query the indexing server from .NET with the native CISSO wrapper.