Saturday, February 18th, 2006
Today marks one year since Jesse-James Garrett posted the seminal essay, “Ajax: A new approach to web applications”. What happened next … well, let’s just say tipping points don’t get much bigger than this! Sure, there were Ajax-style applications before that – as the original article points out – but the new name turbo-charged the whole concept.
Where are we today?
- Technorati shows “Ajax” mentions have risen almost tenfold in the past year (via Ajax Magazine).
- 90+ Ajax-related frameworks, many of them having begun in the past year.
- Dozens of community sites and bloggers.
- Plenty of Ajax Events happening too.
- Moreover, the web feels alive again. It is becoming easier to use every day, less in the way.
Here are a few things on the horizon for the web – we expect to hear more about these in the next twelve months:
- SVG/Canvas graphics
- Local storage
- Push and the Two-Way Web
- Improved frameworks, libraries, IDEs, tools
- More sophisticated design patterns and lots more programming and browser hacks.
What’s on your Ajax radar? Where do you see this going in the next twelve months?
Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 11:27 pm