Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Old Debate: Ajax architectures and server load

Category: Editorial

In it’s shortish life (well, not that short), people have been discussing the effect of Ajax usage and server load.

Watch out! Ajax will bring down your site!

Now Slashdot it weighing in.

Of course, architectures decisions such as small asynchronous requests vs. (typically) more coarse-grained requests does not mean an increase of load. In fact, if you design your application well, it can scale even better!

The bottom line as always, is to have scalability plans, and test your applications to get real metrics on your assumptions. Nothing new here. The usual suspects of caching, and trying to be nice to the DB are on the list as are the other items.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am
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I agree. AJAX is not going to bring down a site unless you’ve done a bad job of it. I think the ASP.NET’s viewstate, postback / everything and the kitchen sink model is much worse on servers.

Comment by John K — December 6, 2005

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