Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

State of Ajax: July 2007

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience is this week, and Ben and I have the fun job of leading off with our thoughts on the State of Ajax.

I have had to do this in the past with other technologies, and often, a couple of years into a technologies life it gets hot to see what is past, present, and future. This hasn’t been the case so far with Ajax. As soon as I feel like the pace is slowing, something big comes along that changes the game. Ajax currently feels like the universe in that it is constantly expanding. Our abstract probably says it best:

Join Ben and Dion as they walk attendees through the rapidly evolving and often confusing Ajax landscape, covering the important topics and trends that will affect how you develop web applications. Far from a fickle fashion, Ajax is continuing to revolutionize the way software is built, from providing the new model for desktop applications to the new model for mobile applications. The Ajaxians will start the keynote analyzing the large impacts Ajax is having on the development landscape, including the latest in end-to-end JavaScript (i.e., JavaScript serving up JavaScript to the client) and server-less Ajax. They’ll next discuss how the frameworks are changing to make development easier and it better address the challenges of cross- browser development. The final part of the talk discusses the state of the browsers, the Ajax community, and the future.

As always, I can’t wait to get a feel for what is going on from learning from the community at the event itself. There is nothing better than to touch base in person.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:42 pm
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…nicely written abstract. I agree. Hope to be at an Ajax Experience conference in 2008 and shake hands with the Ajaxians. …regarding the evolution of Ajax and related technologies: In 2008 hoping for JSONRequest integration into browsers for secure XSS, Gears maturation and evolution and larger base of developers (and installs), more maturation with unobtrusive patterns and techniques, E4X implementations becoming more widespread, (and sorry if this is off-topic, but recently interested in: more experimentation and mature integration between Rails, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Capistrano…) ……and last but not least [well-written] WIDGETS! :)

Comment by Mark Holton — July 23, 2007

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