Microsoft is offering a tool to boost the responsiveness of pages in AJAX Web applications, a Microsoft official said Friday.
The company's Doloto tool analyzes AJAX application workloads and performs code-splitting of existing large Web applications, said S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the Microsoft developer division, in his blog.
AJAX Web applications, he said, bring rich user experiences to the Web but often require a lot of downloading of code. "The result is applications that are frustratingly slow to load and taxing to Web servers," Somasegar said.
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"Since code download is interleaved with application execution, users can start interacting with your Web application much sooner without waiting to download code that implements features they're not currently using," he said.
A correction was made to this story on Sept. 8, 2009.