Thursday, April 24th, 2008
It seems a little funny to have an Ajax app announcing that it now works on Mac, but there is good reason:
This week, we are releasing WaveMaker for the Mac (OS 10.5 Leopard to be specific) and Safari. Although the Mac is a visual platform, it has always been behind on WYSIWYG development tools. With Wavemaker, the Mac is leaping back in front.
That was from Christopher Keene, talking about the new Mac friendly version.
He then indulges himself in a pro-Mac explanation that goes like this:
- Ajax platform of choice: Safari is lightning fast and leads the pack in standards-compliance. I can’t remember the last time I saw any web app demoed on Internet Explorer, and if Firefox ever gets ported to Safari, Firefox will be in trouble.
- Video platform of choice: we just went through a 3 week death-march to create a new screencast for WaveMaker. Of that time, about 8 hours was spent creating content – the rest of the time was spent wrestling with the brain-dead video software we were using on the PC (Camtasia). In contrast, my 12 year old niece just created a 30 minute class presentation using i-movie. Enough said.
- The Incredible shrinking desktop: with more and more compelling web applications, I find myself spending less and less time working within my Windows desktop.
- The disaster that is Vista: given that I have to relearn the whole user interface to move from XP to Vista, I might as well relearn an interface that actually makes sense.
- That cool backlit logo on the Mac laptop: let’s face it – the knowledge that you will look good in a coffee shop probably sells more laptops these days than Ghz or RAM stats.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:35 am