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Implementing Asynchronous UI


When designing an application front end UI, it is always highly desirable to provide friendly, intuitive and pleasant user experience while they are interacting with our application.

One of the most annoying phenomena happens when the UI seems to be freezed while waiting for a lengthy task  to complete.

In order to enhance user experience and avoid possible frustration, it is recommended to provide an interactive visual feedback which continuously updates the human user about the current status of the task, while allowing them to continue free interaction their UI.

In the following example I shall demonstrate how to divert a task to a separate thread and allow the user to continue interacting with the UI for other tasks. I shall also show how two independent front end tasks can interact one with each other without interfering UI operations.

 

 

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16/12/2010 Posted by | Amdocs, CRM, CRM, Development, Front End, Smart Client, Technology | Leave a comment

   

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