Friday, July 28th, 2006
In his latest blog post, Eric Pascarello asks the question “Is Ajax development slowing down?” Is the shiny new coating of this revolution in web development finally wearing a bit thin, causing people to move on or not innovate like they used to?
I was asked an interesting question by a friend the other day. “Is Ajax development slowing down?”
I noticed the same trend; I just did not really think that it was a big issue. It seems that there is a slow down in the amount of information that is coming out on the net.
He doesn’t seem to think that there is a real slowdown in Ajax development, it’s just a perception. He gives four reasons why this seems so:
- It is SUMMER in the northern hemisphere! (more outside, less inside = less code)
- Seems like frameworks are maturing and that people are fully developing applications before they release them.
- Seems like people are focusing on more of the technical issues of Ajax now and not the wow factors.
- It really seems like new developers in the realm of Ajax are taking their time looking at what Ajax has to offer. They are looking at frameworks versus a custom solution.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:42 am