AJAX: the acronym for asynchronous JavaScript and XML, a group of interrelated web development techniques used in the creation of web applications.

AJAX represents a group of web tools that allow for user interaction with a webpage and also active data collection that does not interfere with a person’s ability to use a website. The number of tools, interactive options and types of data collected can change based on the needs of the website owner. The basic idea is to create an intuitive and dynamic webpage for viewers and an easy way to collect data for the webpage owner.