Thursday, June 1st, 2006
I had the pleasure of being part of the first Open Ajax Alliance summit, brought together by IBM, hosted at Adobe in San Francisco.
The first day was all about getting on the same page, as the members went around and discusses their worlds, and where they see the Open Ajax alliance moving. It was interesting to see vendors (commercial and open source) from so many parts of the development world come together here. We had Java tools vendors, server framework vendors, browser vendors, mobile companies, and many more. One of the great features of “Ajax” is that it is so fluffy, that all platforms can join in :)
On the second day work began to work out which subcommitees should be formed, and we ended up with:
- Interoperability subcommittee
- Declarative Markup subcommittee
- Marketing subcommittee
I am most interested in what comes out of the interoperability piece. If we could use various code and widgets from multiple toolkits, that would be a win (TIBCO has announced that they do this now).
Anyway, end of my sporadic opinion… the open ajax alliance knows that there are many things to work on (from low level to tooling to platform independent issues [e.g. Java vs. .NET vs. …] to …) so the challenge will be finding the low hanging fruit and going after that first. If there is anything that you would like to see let us know!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:53 am