Monday, November 21st, 2005
Brian Goldfarb is a Microsoft Product Manager, and he answered questions on Microsoft’s plans for tools to make Ajax development easier by Infomation Week.
What will you see in this Q&A?
- He has to put in “its roots in what Microsoft invented almost 8 years ago with IE4 (DHTML) and IE5 (XMLHttp).” :)
- What is their approach to Ajax?
Microsoft is distinctly focused on driving richer user experiences on the Web through to the client and devices for our customers. For the Web there are two challenges to this. The first is the limitation of application development within the browser, and the second is development complexity. When looking at the Ajax approach to Web development, we realized this was way more difficult than it needed to be. As a result, we created Atlas to help make Ajax-style development easier.
- What do you see as the key business benefits to Ajax-powered Web sites?
From a technical perspective, compared to traditional web apps, the primary advantages of Ajax-style Web applications include more interactive user interfaces by executing code on the client, automatic updates without requiring the user to refresh the page, and better performance from fewer round trips to the server
To some up:
- “Ajax is hard”
- “Microsoft invented Ajax”
- “Microsoft will make it easier”
Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:47 am