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AJAX continues to raise user expectations for interactivity and performance, and developers are increasingly treating AJAX as a must-have component for their Web applications. As more code is moved client-side and the network model changes, the community is responding by building tools to address the unique performance challenges of AJAX. This article provides a working introduction to these tools and their use evaluating the performance of an AJAX application. Developing AJAX applications is hard. For developers familiar with traditional Web applications, the transition to AJAX presents a wealth of creative opportunities but is also fraught with potential disaster. In particular, it's easy to write rich, interactive applications that are dreadfully slow. To avoid this fate, aspiring AJAX developers should embrace performance as a feature of the application, not so... (more)