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Tutorial: Developing an Ajax-driven Shopping Cart with PHP and Prototype

By PHP Builder Staff
on October 2, 2008

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, otherwise known as Ajax, is popping up all over the web. Social networking sites are taking advantage of the power of Ajax, allowing users to post replies and comments to discussion forum posts, blogs, profile pages and more–all without the page being refreshed. Other sites are using it to display up-to-date weather, stock market tickers, book listings and more. Developers are using it to display Google Maps and Google search results without any delay.
Our sister site, Developer.com, recently published an article on developing an Ajax-driven shopping cart using PHP, session handling, and the Prototype JavaScript library. By using Ajax, users are able to add and delete products, enabling the user to continue shopping without waiting for the page to reload.