The popularity of the technology has grown recently, as companies like Microsoft and Google are now regularly including AJAX in their next-generation Web applications such as Web mail clients.IBM will spearhead the movement, donating software to both the Eclipse Foundation and Mozilla Corporation that would aid developers in developing and debugging AJAX applications. The toolkit would be the first to support multiple runtimes, including Dojo, OpenRico and Zimbra.
Others would be invited to include their extensions within the toolkit.
"By building a community of innovation around Open Ajax, we are ensuring that the Web remains a place where breakthroughs can occur and where developers can quickly create applications to transform how businesses and people use, interact and access information on the Internet," vice president of emerging technologies at IBM Rod Smith said.
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