Friday, November 25th, 2005
A new Forbes article introduces Ajax’s benefits to business in a novel way: what’s offered by the A, the J, and the X.
… It’s Asynchronous! Writely‘s Sam Schillace:
“In terms of using asynchronous processing, the most significant is to send small updates back to the server from the editor as the user is working and to have the server send messages back to the editor,”
…It’s XML: GOffice‘s Kevin Warnock: “XML is useful because once a document is encoded into XML, it can be easily and reliably processed by many computer systems … Also, we can do part of the PDF creation process on the browser. This means we can scale our system to allow the creation of, literally, billions of PDF files.”
The article also suggests some caution on search engines and advertising opportunities.
“A complete AJAX application would be a mistake because search engines won’t be able to index it. And without a search engine, a site won’t be able to sell products.”
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:44 pm