Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Chris Keene of ActiveGrid has just acquired TurboAjax, the Dojo tool provider that has been featured on Ajaxian many times for its quality widgets.
He outlines his issues with the open source Ajax community:
- Lack of commercial support: without the availability of commercial support, AJAX will not achieve enterprise adoption. With this acquisition, ActiveGrid will now stand behind both the TurboAjax products and the Dojo Toolkit.
- Missing features: common complaints around the Dojo toolkit include lack of complete documentation and robust samples. If AJAX toolkits are to be adopted, they need the same polish as proprietary solutions like Flex.
- Security: don’t even get me started on the security challenges in an environment full of widgets, gadgets and 3rd party web services. Suffice it to say that when this rock gets turned over, lots of ugly stuff creepy-crawly things will slither out.
Yet another example of commercial interests getting involved in taking the cool tech of the web, and trying to make a play in the enterprise.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:03 am