Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
With Ajax still being a relatively new technology (just over a year old – well, the term is anyway), there are will some power struggles among the larger companies to see who will be king of the hill. Two major players, Eclipse and Microsoft, are competing for this leadership, according to this InformationWeek article. The two have released their own tools to the community in an effort to one-up the other.
In the article, they present the cases for either side – Eclipse’s “Rich Ajax Platform” and Microsoft with the much anticipated release of their toolset, Atlas. The Eclipse group, is closer to reaching their solution – Microsoft’s Atlas won’t actually be released until the next version of Visual Studio is out for public consumption. The Microsoft camp has the advantage of being able to integrate with all of their multitude of applications, but Eclipse has the donated code from IBM to allow for tighter web server integration, with hopes of ultimately leading to easy to generate, more interactive web applications.
Of course, neither is sitting back now that their tools are out. They’re constantly working, improving, and adding new features that will keep the users happy and on their side. You can find out for yourself all of the details around each project from their homepages:
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:52 pm