Monday, February 18th, 2008
I had the opportunity to sit down with three fine gents from Aptana to discuss their recent launch of Jaxer, the “server side Ajax framework”.
Paul Colton, Uri Sarid, and Kevin Hakman all sat with me to chat about things. I have already played with Jaxer, and created the Google Gears wrapper which can be used seemlessly for use cases such as “If the user doesn’t have Gears installed, just do it on the server”.
We discussed a lot in the twenty odd minutes including:
- Where the idea for Jaxer came from
- How Jaxer works (think of a headless Mozilla browser)
- Side effects of going this direction
- How developers are using it
- How does your architecture change if you are using Jaxer?
- How can you talk to code in Java and other languages?
- What about deployment?
A lot of good stuff. Thanks to the crew for taking the time to chat with me. What other questions do you have for them?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am