Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
While many smaller companies had built quality widgets and applications in JS it is was the entry of Yahoo Widgets, and more importantly the that of Google Mail, Calendar, etc. that laid the commercial foundation for the Ajax revolution with a plethora of frameworks and tools. Rather than bulky and complex web standards, more and more of these toolkits support simpler Restful style services that use JSON rather than SOAP.
He goes on to discuss:
- The Push for a Faster, More Robust JS in the Browser
- Universal lightweight runtimes:
- Silverlight and the Dynamic Language Runtime
- Scripting Language Execution on the JVM
- The Sun Finally Shines on Dynamic Languages
- Google Reviving Rhino?
- IBM Project Zero?
- ECMAScript 4: Just say no