Thursday, February 9th, 2006>p> On his blog, Joel Spolsky, has posted some of his opinions on the proliferation of Ajax-enabled calendering systems that have been coming out lately – and how none of them seem to be up to the mark.
For all the Ajax calendars that are appearing, it’s a shame I can’t find one which really meets my needs.
My needs are probably weird, but not that weird.
Further on in the post he mentions the simple needs he’s looking for but hasn’t found yet – things like: “enter flights”, “understand timezones”, and “print out something reasonable”. He also touches on the “ship early and often” mantra that so many largely anticipated sites seem to be following, without talking the time to fully develop a product that everyone won’t think is “lame” when they look and see it unfinished.
He wraps it up with his theory as to why there are so many of these Ajax calendars popping up lately. According to him, it boils down to the creation of hype to try to garner corporate interest to, hopefully, get snatched up as the “Next Big Thing”.