The enterprise software that enabled dynamic websites
Friday, May 06, 2022
Anyone who claims to be familiar with Web history should know that Ajax was the enabler for modern client-side web applications. It enabled the quick feedback to user interactions, brought to the mainstream through services like Gmail and Google Maps1.
This much I knew before. And I’ve seen and used OWA deployed in a few occasions. However, while watching a YouTube video by RetroSpector78 on Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5, I was in for a surprise. Jumping to 13:10 of that video, we see that OWA is an option when installing Exchange Server. That’s when I realized…
XMLHttpRequest was a facility developed for Microsoft’s enterprise software to enable a desktop application-like experience2 in a web browser.
Let that sink in for a second. 😉