ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 3    Date : March 2008

An Experimental Study of AJAX Application Performance
Clinton W. Smullen III and Stephanie A. Smullen
Page(s): 30-37
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An experimental study compared the performance of a real-life HTML application and an AJAX
application that implemented the same user interface. A statistically significant number of trials
were used to collect data on the performance of each when presented with the same tasks.
Response size and service time performance measures were computed for the applications. AJAX
provided significant performance increase in response size, thereby reducing bandwidth
requirements. A typical user would see a performance increase in the response size of 55%. AJAX
provided a mean service time improvement of approximately 16%. A typical user’s service time
would improve by 21%.

Index Terms
AJAX, performance, modeling, HTML