February 23, 2006
I think that's what they used to call the "World Wide Wait"...
And then the dream died. Largely because it turned out to be a stupid and pointless waste of everybody's time:
2. It was never really that big of a problem
But, whaddayaknow - remote scripting is back. Only now they've changed it's name, made it non-Microsoft-specific (which always helps) and it's a cornerstone of what they would have us believe is "Web 2.0"
So I see web sites galore saying "AJAX is great", "I love AJAX", "AJAX is the second coming", and so on. Well here's a big heads-up, folks: AJAX sucks. It has one monumental flaw that means that any IT manager gullible enough to invest in AJAX development will regret it for years to come.
If you're going to go down the AJAX route you may as well build the thing in BASIC and store it on C60 cassette tapes. The effect will be about the same. In the longer term, you will have a huge legacy headache, and to tout this is as a "good thing" is to miss the point of software deveopment completely.
Posted 15 years, 6 months ago on February 23, 2006