Thursday, September 20th, 2007
When we started Ajaxian, we thought that the term “Ajax” would have legs for a few months, maybe a few years, and that it would eventually disintegrate back into the web development ether. As the years have gone by, it’s clear that the term Ajax is still hanging around.
The most recent data point is from Ryan Stewart’s popular blog:
Job postings mentioning “Ajax” skills are sharply on the rise. So while the tech. celebrity CEO’s like Steve Jobs have dropped Ajax from their vocabulary in recent presentations (in many cases falling back to the overloaded “Web 2.0” term), it seems that Ajax as a term for rich, dynamic websites will be with us for some time to come.
It’s also nice to see that maybe, just maybe, we are indeed driving up web developer wages. ;-)
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am