Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
On the SitePoint PHP Blog, Harry Fuecks discusses what he sees as the two types of Ajax applications out there – “HTML++” and the standard “Client/SOA” model.
In short think thereâ€™s going to be two kinds of AJAX application, one Iâ€™ll dub â€œHTML++â€? and the other being the Client / SOA Bill mentions. To describe them roughly…
The “HTML++” types of applications are those that still use the normal HTML/backend techniques for most of their functionality, but only see Ajax as a method of adding user interaction enhancements (i.e. HTML form enhancements). He briefly mentions one of the more popular PHP PEAR pakcages that follows this method, HTML_AJAX.
The other side of things, the “Client/SOA” approach is seen on sites where a reload is very rare and a large part of the functionality is performed with the help of Ajax and associated technologies. There are few out there that really rely heavily on this type of development yet (Ajax desktops?), but the next year will be telling as to which way this type of development goes…
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:51 am