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Putting AJAX functionality into your Web application can be a daunting task when you're first learning AJAX. After all you're a Java programmer not a JavaScript programmer. It can also be very frustrating having to learn how the different browsers handle XMLHttpRequests. It's been reported, however, that Internet Explorer 7 will support native XMLHttpRequests rather than requiring the developer to make ActiveX requests. This will make a Web developer's life a lot easier. For Java Developers there are a number of different frameworks/libraries that hide most of the complexity of developing AJAX-enabled Web applications. For this purposes of this article I'll be using one of those libraries called DWR or Direct Web Remoting ( I chose DWR because I haven't found another framework/library that's easier to use or as flexible. DWR is an Open S... (more)