Free White Paper: Creating Web-Based EDI Applications with AJAX

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American Coders is republishing its white paper with updated information about creating web-based EDI programs using AJAX technology.

American Coders, Ltd has released its second white paper on AJAX and EDI. The paper discusses the methods used to create web applications using AJAX technology. The paper, in PDF format, is available for free from http://www.americancoders.com/AJAX_EDI_OBOE.pdf.

AJAX technology has taken make web-based application to new levels of sophistication and productivity. This white paper discusses a methodology of using AJAX along with a standard EDI message specification to jump start the process of web-based EDI application generation. This methodology allows for quicker development time that leverage EDI standards. To view the technology that this white paper is based on visit http://www.americancoders.com/oboeajax.html. This actively running servlet shows several EDI and non-EDI examples of AJAX in action.

This technical white paper covers three areas of this web-server technology. First, the paper discusses using JavaScript objects to parse XML definitions used for the user entry screen, displaying the screen, editing the user data and lastly sending the user response to the server. Second, the paper covers the AJAX technology to receive the XML definitions and send the user response back to the server. And third, it has an overview of the necessary Java servlet technology running on the server.

One of the authors, Mr. Joseph McVerry, will use the white paper for a presentation at Tri-XML 2006 Conference on July 28, 2006. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.trixml.org/confindex.shtml.

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