Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Audible Ajax Episode 2: Jesse James Garrett Interview

Category: Accessibility, Ajax, Interview, Podcasts

We had a lot of fun getting up and running with the first showing of Audible Ajax.

Jesse James Garrett

Now, we are proud to release episode 2, where Ben and I step away from the microphone as we interview Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path.

Jesse, of course, is the voice of the infamous Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications essay that started the rebirth of dhtml.

In this interview, we discuss:

  • How Jesse came to write his essay
  • HIS view of what Ajax really is (No Flashing!)
  • Usability issues that we need to deal with as a community
  • and many more great insights

It was a pleasure interviewing Jesse, and I hope you enjoy the cast.

Adaptive Path

As always, if you think of any ideas for the podcast, people that you would like us to talk too, or questions that you wish we had asked Jesse even?

Please let us know :)

Download the mp3 directly

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:36 am

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No sure that JJ really knew what he was talking about when he mentioned ‘evolving javascript’. He might be a good ‘Steve Jobs’ for Ajax, but I’d be surprised if he can actually code from the way he was talking. Anyway, – it was certainly interesting to hear from the man himself. thanks for putting this up.

Comment by James — September 6, 2005

I’m not a programmer, but I’m not entirely untechnical either. A lot of people more technical than I am (like JavaScript creator Brendan Eich) are calling for JavaScript to evolve, and to the extent that empowering developers opens up possibilities for me as a designer and strategist, I’m all for it. I can’t link anything here, but Google around for “JavaScript 2.0” and “ECMAScript Edition 4” for specific details on proposed changes to the language.

Comment by jjg — September 7, 2005

I thought Jesse’s comment on wireframing RIAs was quite interesting. It is quite challenging to do, Bill Scott has an interesting strategy and blog post about it here: http://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com/2005/05/interactive-wireframes-documenting.html

Comment by Andre Charland — September 7, 2005

The AJAX hypo is far reached,



One has really to think about using JavaScript for non-trivial stuff.

Comment by peter — November 14, 2005

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