What is AJAX?
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.
AJAX Suggest and IXSSO
January 31st, 2006
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.