Modeling AJAX Application Performance

C.W. Smullen III and S.A. Smullen (USA)


AJAX, performance, modeling, HTML


An experimental study of the comparative performance of a real-life HTML application and an AJAX application that implement the same user interface was done. Models of these applications were developed and experimental data was collected on the performance of each when presented with the same tasks. Performance measures were computed for the HTML application and for two versions of the AJAX application. The effect of disabling client caching was also studied. AJAX provided significant performance improvements (40-70%) under certain circumstances, although in a worst case scenario it performed worse (10-15%) than the traditional HTML application.

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