I found another great item from the SDN Weblogs on how to use AJAX with to create a simple BSP application that returns the user records from R/3. A very cool example.
In fact I am getting so use to AJAX style applications (Gmail, Google Maps etc) that non AJAX applications are a pain. This does not even begin to cover the applications that are yet to even work out basic DHTML to create an appealing user interface. For example having to refresh the whole menu just to example to a lower level of the menu tree! On a “slowish” link this is very painful.
For HR and employee facing applications that need to be built in a fashion that make them VERY easy to use. Technologies like DHTML and now AJAX provide application developers with the tools to provide employees with an amazing user experience. Now overlay RSS, and OPML and you can build some very cool tools.