Welcome to my series of blog posts on the ABC's of Social Media, a tool that you can use to make you more "hip" in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (just to name a few). Today's letter is "X". There aren't many "X" words in relation to Social Media so I opted for a word that is part of the underlying plumbing needed to make blogs and other web 2.0 social applications usable. Today I picked the infamous XMLHttpRequest.
"X" is for XMLHttpRequest
Pronounced: Eks-em-el Eych-tee-tee-pee Ri-kwest
XMLHttpRequest is an important part of Ajax development and is used to implement responsive and dynamic web applications.
The XMLHttpRequest concept was originally designed by Microsoft as a server-side API call for Outlook Web Access 2000 and was subsequently implemented in many major web browsers.