Retrieving database information with AJAX, PHP and MySQL - By Jack Herrington
The Ajax model of client-server interaction
How difficult is Ajax to implement? Each element of the Ajax model is relatively easy to learn. But the trick is blending all the elements into a seamless experience. Often that problem is compounded, because different individuals do the client-side and server-side coding. This article shows how just one person can write a small Ajax-based slide viewing application in a couple of hours.