Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Ajaxian Roundup for December, 2007: It’s the end of the year as we know it

Category: Roundup

>Happy New Year. I was tempted to post a top ten list of the best aggregators of top ten lists, but decided against it ;)

I hope that 2008 finds everyone well, and the Web in a better place. In 2007, the Web development community has jumped a lot, but at the same time, hasn’t changed at all.

We have seen the browsers really kick into gear. Firefox 3 beta is looking surprisingly fast and good. WebKit has taken the browser world by storm from the stand point of so many companies hacking away on it. From Adobe AIR, to Android, to Nokia, and beyond. Opera gives us a good experience on the Wii.

And IE…. they have a name for the next browser, and showed a smiley face with the promise of good CSS.

The major libraries are all pretty solid, and the core features are all matched. It is hard to go wrong with your choice now if you keep to the main track. We had the promise of more tools, and Aptana has stepped up a little as well as others. In 2008, we should be seeing many more projects coming out of stealth mode. This is so needed as it is still too hard to develop web applications. For tonight, it is time to hope. Tomorrow, we try to make it happen.

Cheers to all. Here is the roundup:

Browser

JavaScript

Prototype

Ext

YUI

jQuery

Microsoft

DWR

Editorial

Security

Performance

Showcase

GWT

Comet

CSS

iPhone

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IE 8, FF 3, Safari 3, and Opera 10 are all on the way … 2008 should be fun.

Comment by WillPeavy — January 1, 2008

And yet again… another roundup of something without mootools in sight. It starts to look personal.

Comment by dnagroove — January 1, 2008

I agree with dnagroove, why isn’t Mootools mentioned?

Comment by Coffinboy — January 1, 2008

If it makes you guys feel any better, Scriptaculous wasn’t specifically mentioned, same with Dojo, and Google Gears.

Comment by Scriptor — January 1, 2008

Why isn’t Ron Paul on this list !??! ;)

Comment by Michael — January 1, 2008

Dion – thanks for the round-up – very nice ! BTW, the following post JScript 5.7: Fixing IE6 has been edited since you picked it up on Ajaxian. Any chance you could update ?

Comment by Shreesh — January 2, 2008

…and I feel fine.

[couldn't resist]

Pi

Comment by threepointone — January 3, 2008

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