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AJAX (or Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is used to submit a server request from a client to the server via JavaScript and XML via SOAP. It's best known for being used in the GMail interface.

» WikiPedia: AJAX» Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications (the original article which coined the term)

Update 5/4: Two great articles about AJAX on

» AJAX WAS Here - Part 1: Client Side Framework» AJAX Was Here - Part 2: ASP.NET Integration

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