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What is the difference between JavaScript and AJAX?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Oct 26, 2020

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney
Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Oct 26, 2020

AJAX is the short form for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. JavaScript is the most common object-oriented scripting language. AJAX help as a web page to interact with the server without submitting the entire page.

JavaScript is an open-source programming language (variables, objects, array, numbers, strings, calculations) while AJAX is not a programming language; it’s a programming language that uses the technique for web technologies such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, DOM, and XML or JSON. JavaScript performs client-side operations while AJAX sends and retrieves information from a server.

JavaScript uses Html while AJAX uses XMLHttp request object to revive data from the server. AJAX uses JavaScript. AJAX works as a translator, so programs written in different languages can communicate this attribute is not available for JavaScript.

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Isabel Mathew

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Isabel Mathew, Software engineer, BS(Bachelor of Science), Austin,Texas

Answered May 12, 2020

There are some people who may become a bit confused between JavaScript and AJAX. They usually think that they are the same. JavaScript is known to be effective for client-side operations. AJAX can be used in order to get details from the server that is being used.

Take note that even though they have some differences, AJAX and JavaScript are expected to be used together to ensure that the code can be executed properly. Just imagine if they would not be used, every time a request will be made by the client, the whole page would need to be refreshed. This would take a long time for sure. It will be enough to make clients leave the page.

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