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Most Powerful $.Ajax() Functions with Examples

Web Development | Ankit Gupta | Updated: 2020-06-08

Most Powerful $.Ajax() Functions with Examples

The code geeks, worldwide, have an in-depth knowledge of Ajax. Those who do not possess the knowledge, here's an introduction to them. Ajax is a programming language that uses software like XML, JavaScript, HTML, and more. It isn't a new programming language. Web developers have been using it since 2005 and counting. Ajax serves as a bridge between the database and the server. All the best web development agencies in India use Ajax for conceiving responsive applications using HTML, JavaScript, XML etc. This application helps in processing the request from the server, process its results, and update the same without compelling the user to take additional actions. Ajax is commonly used in web pages where information is required in bits & parts and saved without reloading the page every time. It as an asynchronous feature and in the simplest language, it means that the asynchronous method allows running an operation only when the previous operation has been completed. Even if you're using multiple threads, it isn't possible to terminate the ongoing operation and start the second session immediately.


It is a great tool that enables the creation of responsive web applications. It uses internal methods of XML HTTPS Request of JavaScript. It has some commands in the Ajax library. Here's a quick look at some of the Ajax commands:

  • Ajax()- sends asynchronous HTTP requests to the server
  • Get()- sends the HTTP get request for loading data from server
  • Post()- sends the HTTP post request for submitting or loading data to server
  • getJSON()- sends HTTP get request for loading jSON encoded data from server
  • getScript()- sends HTTP get request to load the JavaScript file to execute it
  • load()- sends HTTP requests to load the HTML text content to server

An Example of .Ajax

This can be understood via code. If you're a code expert or student, it would be familiar to you. In case you aren't familiar with the code, it is defined below as well!
$('#main-menu a').on('click', function(event) { event.preventDefault(); $('#main').load(this.href + ' #main *', function(responseText, status) { if (status === 'success') { $('#notification-bar').text('The page has been successfully loaded'); } else { $('#notification-bar').text('An error occurred'); } }); });
This code is a snippet where employing $.ajax() function, the code below will be obtained:
$('#main-menu a').on('click', function(event) { event.preventDefault(); $.ajax(this.href, { success: function(data) { $('#main').html($(data).find('#main *')); $('#notification-bar').text('The page has been successfully loaded'); }, error: function() { $('#notification-bar').text('An error occurred'); } }); });
In this, the 1st form of the function has been used. It uses the first parameter to send the HTTP request to the second parameter. Now let's understand the retrieval from Joind.in through $.Ajax().
Joind.in is an application for video conferencing. Below, a snippet has been created to show that an attendee can leave the feedback after a video conference session. Many readers who are PHP developers or keep some knowledge about the code will understand the data property. If you don't, the elaboration has been provided below the code.
$.ajax({ url: 'http://api.joind.in/v2.1/talks/10889', data: { format: 'json' }, error: function() { $('#info').html('

An error has occurred

'); }, dataType: 'jsonp', success: function(data) { var $title = $('

').text(data.talks[0].talk_title); var $description = $('

').text(data.talks[0].talk_description); $('#info') .append($title) .append($description); }, type: 'GET'


By using this code, multiple $.Ajax() queries have been incorporated. The code has been used in the second form for sending the request to the URL. As mentioned in the code, it accepts the JSONPs request due to API and the property of the data has been defined. To obtain the query, we also included the query string for the GET request that defined its property. The error call back button was also added so that the user gets notified in case of an error. The motive behind the inclusion of the success button was to display the message of success.

On the Whole

Let's talk about codes. The two codes you went through were practical examples of some commonly used but powerful $.ajax() query commands. These commands allow the developer to take control of different requests and thread processes. Without these codes, no PHP developer could enable a script on the website and make it user-friendly.

1 thoughts on "Most Powerful $.Ajax() Functions with Examples"

  • joshua wienholt
    19 June, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    These great examples of powerful ajax functions are really awesome. Thanks for sharing this informative article.


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