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  Ajax 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Ajax 1 then made sure that Achilles' arms were taken to the ships, and under a shower of darts carried the body to safety, while Odysseus fought his assailants.
Ajax 1 believed that the arms were owed to him, either because of his unsurpassed deeds during the war, or because he had rescued the corpse of Achilles.
For this great Ajax 1 saw himself (and many agreed with him) as the performer of unsurpassed deeds, and therefore (he thought), the Palladium should be his.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Ajax1.html   (2156 words)

  Ajax the great Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ajax, or Aîas (Of the earth) son of Telamon, king of Salamis, a legendary hero of ancient Greece.
Ajax, who in the post-Homeric legend is described as the grandson of Aeacus and the great-grandson of Zeus, was the tutelary hero of the island of Salamis, where he had a temple and an image, and where a festival called Aianteia was celebrated in his honour (Pausanias i.
Ajax then became an Attic hero; he was worshipped at Athens, where he had a statue in the market-place, and the tribe Aiantis was called after his name.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Ajax_the_great.html   (483 words)

 Ajax (Sophocles) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax the Great after the events of the Iliad and the Trojan War.
He pretends that he is moved by her speech, and says that he is going out to purify himself and bury the sword given to him by Hector.
Ajax's half brother Teucer intends on burying him despite the demands of Menelaus and Agamemnon that the corpse is not to be buried.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ajax_(Sophocles)   (382 words)

Ajax at first gets the better of the encounter, wounding Hector with his spear and knocking him down with a large stone, but Hector fights on until the heralds, acting at the direction of Zeus, call a draw: the action ends without a winner and with the two combatants exchanging presents.
Ajax, assisted by Menelaus, succeeds in fighting off the Trojans and taking the body back with his chariot; of course, the Trojans had already stolen the armor and left the body naked.
Ajax's prayer to Zeus, to remove the fog which has descended on the battle - even if the Greeks are destined to lose - to allow them to die in the light, has become proverbial.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Ajax.html   (1353 words)

 Ajax is Still Dutch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ajax recruits the great majority of their youth talent by employing over thirty professional talent scouts in Holland, with more scouts located strategically throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
The young athletes do not live in "Ajax dormitories." They live otherwise normal lives with their families, attending normal schools while getting bussed to and from De Toekomst on a daily basis.
Even if a player never cracks the Ajax 1 side, the mere fact that he is under contract to Ajax will get him more than a passing notice with most professional clubs around the world.
www.ajax-usa.com /youth/ajax-is-still-dutch.html   (361 words)

 Ajax - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX, the “great” or “Telamonian AJAX”, son of Telamon, was the more important of the two.
He rished out of his tent and fell upon the flocks of sheep in the camp under the impression that they were the enemy; uncoming to his senses, he slew himself with the sword which he had received as a present from Hector.
AJAX, the “lesser”, son of Oileus, he was called the “lesser” or “Locrian AJAX”.
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php/Ajax   (361 words)

 Baby Name Ajax - Origin and Meaning of Ajax
Ajax Telamonius, or Ajax the Great, was a Greek hero and legendary king of Salamis.
Ajax Oileus, or Ajax the Lesser, was a Greek hero and legendary king of Locris.
Ajax is a very rare male first name and a very rare surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census).
www.thinkbabynames.com /meaning/1/Ajax   (114 words)

 Ajax and REST, Part 2
Ajax lets the user interact with the server via a "fire and forget" interaction style: the user performs an action and the system can process it in the background while the user continues with other work.
In an Ajax world you move away from this "green screen" model to a true client-server model, where the client is stateful and dynamic, and where the server is responsible only for providing atomic, stateless services.
Ajax presents unique challenges because both the user experience and the underlying architectural patterns are deceptively different from their server-side counterparts.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/java/library/wa-ajaxarch2.html?ca=drs-   (4200 words)

 Ajax --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The entire plot of Ajax (Greek Aias mastigophoros) is constructed around Ajax, the mighty hero of the Trojan War whose pride drives him to treachery and finally to his own ruin and suicide some two-thirds of the way through the play.
Ajax is deeply offended at the award of the prize of valour (the dead Achilles' armour) not to himself but to Odysseus.
The second of the three great Greek writers of tragic drama during the 5th century BC was Sophocles.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9272763   (771 words)

 Ajax (Sophocles)
Ajax is a play by Sophocles, written in approximately 440 BC.
At the onset of the play, Ajax has returned to Greece and is enraged because Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than him.
Ajax buries the sword given to him by Hector with the blade sticking out of the ground and falls on it.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/LX/AjaxSophocles.html   (222 words)

 Asynchronous JavaScript Technology and XML (AJAX) With the Java Platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX interactions allow for a clear separation of presentation logic from the data.
Debugging: AJAX applications are also difficult to debug because the processing logic is embedded both in the client and on the server.
Greg Murray is a Sun Microsystems engineer, the AJAX architect and former servlet specification lead and a former member of the BluePrints team, where he focused on the web tier and internationalization.
java.sun.com /developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/AJAX/index.html   (2665 words)

 Ajax for Java developers: Build dynamic Java applications
Ajax is new in the sense that many developers are just beginning to be aware of it, but all of the components that implement an Ajax application have existed for several years.
And with that, the whistle-stop tour of the Ajax roundtrip is complete, although you may want to get the Web app running and see it in action (see the Download section).
Implementing an Ajax UI in place of a regular forms-based one may dramatically increase the number of requests made to the server.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/library/j-ajax1?ca=dgr-lnxw01Ajax   (3112 words)

 justaddwater.dk | AJAX businesscase: Reduce development costs and increase usability
As a followup to my earlier post “AJAX performance stats, ROI, and business value“, I decided that I’d share with you some considerations on a recent project I was involved in.
This entry was posted by Jesper Rønn-Jensen on Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 at 12:00 and is filed under AJAX, Businesscase.
I agree with Yoink, but if you compare the solution of Jesper with their previous version, there is no more bandwidth usage than in their first version (with the page back-and-forth solution).
justaddwater.dk /2006/02/08/ajax-businesscase   (1741 words)

 Silicon Valley Watcher: Where can you find Flickr and Apple in the same room? At the AJAX Summit of course. An insider ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX is shorthand for "Asychronous Javascript and XML." (Read Adaptive Path's defining paper.) The term itself has a pretty loose definition (for example, some of the most well-known AJAX applications do not use XML).
A great deal of technical information was exchanged by the participants, and a general consensus that AJAX can be used for realistic, tactical improvements to websites (as well as ambitious projects like Google Maps) emerged.
AJAX technology obviously has great promise: three months after being named, AJAX technology is already getting baked into the websites of the Web 2.0 startups and the Web 1.0 giants.
www.siliconvalleywatcher.com /mt/archives/2005/05/where_can_you_f_2.php   (2165 words)

 Cheer Up!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It will be forevermore difficult for Ajax to retain the breadth and depth of talent necessary to play the great Ajax style, because the requirements are so high: the fundamentals of true Ajax football are described as TIPS: Technique, Intelligence, Personality and Speed.
I think Co has tried to make this Ajax team play that way in the past (it didn't work), and he will strive for it in the future (if he has one).
If Ajax keeps scoring, and winning, and if the defense holds together, I think we'll see more of the typical Ajax style of play, more of the georgeous, hyper-intelligent swagger, more of the Ajax of old.
www.ajax-usa.com /desk/cheer-up.html   (510 words)

 Texas Venture Capital Web 2.0 Blog » Blog Archive » What is Ajax? No really, what is it?
Ajax is taking hold now because these technologies and the industry’s understanding of how to deploy them most effectively have taken time to develop.
Ajax is a set of technologies being used together in a particular way.
No. XML is the most fully-developed means of getting data in and out of an Ajax client, but there’s no reason you couldn’t accomplish the same effects using a technology like JavaScript Object Notation or any similar means of structuring data for interchange.
texasvc.weblogswork.com /?p=228   (913 words)

 OK/Cancel » Archive » Why Ajax Matters Now
The Ajax approach is slightly reminiscent of a self updating frameset where the required parts of the page are updated, but the rest is still usable in the meantime and I’m sure that few people will fight that particular corner.
AJAX is gonna be a nightmare of epic proportions.
I like the Ajax concept and the capabilities it offers (although there are many reasons why you should not use Ajax, which have already been mentioned by some posters), but the tragic thing is that the name Asynchronous Javascript And XML is incorrect, in fact it is bullshit.
www.ok-cancel.com /archives/article/2005/09/why-ajax-matters-now.html   (13595 words)

 Greg Murray's Blog: AJAX FAQ for the Java Developer
In the land where Java flows freely I have encountered many that are not familiar with AJAX and ask many of the same questions.
Automated AJAX testing is something that I have not spent much time with yet.
Because many AJAX like user gestures would require more extensive framework I think it's going to be some time before truly automated testing frameworks and tools can be developed.
weblogs.java.net /blog/gmurray71/archive/2005/10/ajax_faq_for_th.html   (828 words)

 Sleepyhead: Pre-AJAX AJAX Applications
True, we have used Ajax functionality for about 1,5 years but as many others (mainly critics of the Ajax buzz / marketing hype by Adaptive Path) have pointed out; Ajax is nothing new.
Ajax functionality has been around since MSIE4 (when the MSXML objects were included) and was originally made for the MS Outlook team to create a web based version of Outlook (Outlook Web Access - OWA).
I think the buzz around Ajax is great - it shows users that web applications can be useful, user friendly and fast.
sleepyhead81.blogspot.com /2005/09/pre-ajax-ajax-applications.html   (182 words)

 AJAX library for ASP.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX offers APS.Net developers a very powerful alternative to postbacks which in turn can remove the need for ViewState in some cases.
AJAX operates in the background and the doesn't required the whole page to be reloaded which results in a faster and therefore better user experience another benefit is that it also reduces the load on the server.
AJAX for ASP.Net requires a JavaScript file (.js) to be included within the page.
mcgiv.com /blog/ajax   (974 words)

 LukeW: AJAX Interface Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX allows every element within a Web interface to be individually and quickly updated without affecting the rest of the interface.
Though auto-saving form elements is possible with AJAX (each input can be sent over to the server as a user fills it in), removing the Submit or Save button is likely to cause users to question whether or not their data was stored.
As AJAX applications become more widespread and users begin to expect more of the rich interactions they enable, some of the over-communicating happening today may not be necessary.
www.lukew.com /resources/articles/ajax_design.asp   (1216 words)

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) is not a technology in itself, but is a term that describes a "new" approach to using a number of existing technologies together, including: HTML or XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, The Document Object Model, XML, XSLT, and the XMLHttpRequest object.
When these technologies are combined in the AJAX model, web applications are able to make quick, incremental updates to the user interface without reloading the entire browser page.
Ajax is also a dangerous technology for web developers, its power introduces a huge amount of UI problems as well as server side state problems and server load problems.
developer.mozilla.org /en/docs/AJAX   (332 words)

 Twilight Universe » Sack of Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
AJAX is trendy right now, and something of a buzz-word, but it is how it is used that will make or break it.
AJAX is a client side call, and the server returns the data.
If you do not the ajax will be run and unable to find the div that you have specified as it has not yet been loaded by the body.
twilightuniverse.com /2005/05/sack-of-ajax   (10153 words)

 Top Ten Reasons AJAX is Here to Stay
Because AJAX is based on de facto standards that have been around for several years, many developers have at least been exposed to the technologies required to build AJAX applications.
AJAX is great for improving the usability of the Eeb applications that are there today.
AJAX is not perfect, it's not "rocket science," and many developers and technology companies are trying better technologies for RIA all the time.
www.developer.com /design/article.php/3567706   (1561 words)

 An Introduction To Ajax
The term Ajax is used to describe a set of technologies that allow browsers to provide users with a more natural browsing experience.
Before Ajax, Web sites forced their users into the submit/wait/redisplay paradigm, where the users' actions were always synchronized with the server's "think time." Ajax provides the ability to communicate with the server asynchronously, thereby freeing the user experience from the request/response cycle.
Ajax could have made the user experience more pleasant by providing a more responsive UI and eliminating the flicker of the page refresh.
dev2dev.bea.com /pub/a/2005/08/AJAX_introduction.html   (1781 words)

 A P R E S S . C O M : Foundations of Ajax
Ajax burst onto the Web development scene by offering highly interactive, desktop-like Web applications that can be deployed through any modern Web browser without the need for special plug-ins.
Ajax is built on existing Web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and it is used in conjunction with your favorite server-side language.
However, just because the initial forays into Ajax were pioneered by leading software development firms doesn’t mean your application wouldn’t also benefit from these techniques.
www.apress.com /book/bookDisplay.html?bID=10042   (732 words)

 Ajax Soccer Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ajax SC of Midland Park, NJ Come join the Midland Park Ajax Soccer Club and the Midland Park Soccer Association for a Midland Park Spirit Week - Youth Soccer Night tomorrow (Wednesday, October 11), 7:00pm, at Midland Park High School's varsity field at the football stadium.
Ajax Soccer Club has provided young people with opportunities to experience and enjoy the sport of soccer since 1995.
Ajax believes that by adhering to such a standard, every player can fulfill his or her athletic goals.
eteamz.active.com /AjaxSCMP/index.cfm   (367 words)

 Why will AJAX win?
AJAX Info writes about the network effects that are driving AJAX adoption in the enterprise and consumer space.
Another key point is that AJAX is a continuous, rather than a discontinuous technology.
AJAX is a one trick poney, and people won't realise the futile approach taken with it until its too late.
www.jonathanboutelle.com /mt/archives/2005/10/why_will_ajax_w.html   (862 words)

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