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Ever wondered how you could bring the power of iControl to your browser? A little AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) magic and you'll be well on your way to building a real-time web-based management or monitoring application for your BIG-IP using iControl. What's probably going to sound strange is that the AJAX part of the web application is the easy part. That's right, AJAX is easy. That's because security restrictions on the XMLHttpRequest object - the heart of AJAX - mean that you c...
So, now that you've got the marketing overview of iControl all figured out, the next question you are likely to have is regarding how iControl works from a technical perspective.  This article will attempt to illustrate the various components of an iControl application. Before we go any further, I'm going to describe all the technical terms that I'll be using so hopefully when you read further in the article, you understand what I'm talking about. API (Application Programming Inte...