Nows the timesays Dino Esposito, an expert on Web development technologiesto think about AJAX and the future of Web design in a whole new way. While developers can use a variety of tools to code and build AJAX applications, architects must manage a variety of tradeoffs and compromises in their planning and design. In this book, Esposito challenges readers to think beyond the easy way to AJAX, which involves adding AJAX capabilities to a non-AJAX system designed in the old model of Web development. Instead, he proposes an alternate, if more difficult, paradigm involving new patterns and new complexitiesand culminating in a new, pure-AJAX architecture. Youll learn why far better solutions result from the second, more radical approachand youll get practical guidance on how to implement this new architecture for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).