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Ajax using what languages?

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If I want to take full advantage of Ajax in the future what types of languages should my site utilize, or to my previous question, would it work in ruby on rails? I know you mentioned it but its still over my head.. or if i ended up using a language like PHP or ASP, would Ajax work in those languages?
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AJAX uses JavaScript to make callbacks to the server. JavaScript is language independent as it is a scripting language and is embedded directly on the html page. You can use whatever language you want.

In most instances, you will not be writing AJAX directly. You will most likely use an AJAX API that writes all the JavaScript for you. I am an ASP.NET developer and Microsoft has its own AJAX toolkit that allows you to use server-side components and wrap it in a callback panel. The AJAX API then handles rendering the correct script to callback to the server and handle the return trip in an asynchronous manner.

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