- An interesting reference to JSON in the "State of AJAX" blog (at
One: Ajax clearly embraces XML as the service payload of choice
(though many Ajax users leverage JSON instead of XML, which is not
technically Ajax, of which the last letter represents the X in XML).
This clearly aligns very well with XML web services and open-standard
Two: Lightweight SOAP and REST services are in and WS-* services may
be on the rocks. Since Ajax applications can and will frequently call
backend XML web services as the user interacts with the front-end,
having lightweight, easy-to-consume, high performance/availability
SOAP and REST web services will only become more important. Of course,
the implication is that since Ajax applications are primarily in a
SOAP stacks probably won't play well with the lightweight XML/JSON
service interactions that Ajax prefers."