jQuery has a number of functions and methods and plugins for performing AJAX functionality. These methods are used for loading and retrieving data from the server without a complete page refresh.

These AJAX methods allow you to request text , HTML, XML or JSON files from a remote server.

Using jQuery to do your AJAX functions can reduce the coding and minimize the complexity. It also aids in cross-browser compatibility.

The full list of jQuery AJAX methods can be found at: http://api.jquery.com/category/ajax

An overview of how AJAX works

the basis behind all AJAX operations with the remote server

a list of AJAX events with explanations

retrieves data from a remote server and for use on the web page

requests data from a specified resource

loads data from the remote server using an HTTP POST request

for sending and retrieving data from JSON files