Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Dietrich Kappe has thrown together another “top ten” list of sorts in this new post on the Pathfinder site – 10 business reasons to use Ajax.
I’m not sure where on the hype curve we are with AJAX, but one of the open question for businesses is: why and where should you consider using AJAX? I give ten places, in declining order of urgency, where the use of AJAX should be considered. Most of this innovation will be undertaken without all of the “it’s the web!” hype of the dotcom boom. Don’t expect to see “AJAX Inside” labels on product packaging. Expect businesses instead to emphasize the improved functionality, usability and solutions that their RIA software provides.
Some of the reasons mentioned include:
- ASP’s with existing applications
- ISV’s that have products without web-based interfaces
- Financial services
- Community site providers
Under each item, he explains briefly what they are and why it’s such an important use of Ajax technologies. For some, there’s even an example of a company already using Ajax inside their applications. What most of them boil down to, however, is making things easier for the end user to navigate/use daily. There are different methods inside of each type of usage, of course, but they all share a somewhat common bond.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 12:12 pm