The F2F meeting of OpenAjax Alliance at NYC on March 21st worked out really
well in my oppinion.
As a result of the last F2F meeting in October 2007, we formed a new task
force called "Runtime Advocacy Task Force" at OpenAjax. The goal of Runtime
Task Force is to collect a "wish list" from the Ajax community, get the
communities involved, have active dialogs and engage browser vendors, with
the goal of fixing the issues that have bugged down Ajax developers and help
build a better web. So far we've collected a list of 29 issues, of which we
hope to open up to the general public for review/comments/voting.
The discussions around Ajax Runtime wish list were fantastic. Douglas
Crockford from Yahoo, Jon Ferraiolo (IBM and OpenAjax), Howard
Weingram (Tibco), Gideon Lee (OpenSpot), Dylan Schiemann, (Sitepen and
Dojo), Alex Russell (Dojo), Bertrand Roy (Microsoft), Yehuda... (more)
Coach Wei's Blog
OpenAjax Alliance has made substantial progress in the last 12 months since
its inception. The cornerstone is OpenAjaxHub 1.0 (OaaHub 1.0).
OaaHub 1.0, an open source project under Apache V2 license, focuses on
interoperability - it enables different Ajax components to inter-operate with
each other using a "pub/sub" mechanism while these Ajax components may have
no knowledge of each other at all. OaaHub 1.0 is extremely small (6KB,
uncompressed, and with comments) but it is powerful and extremely useful for
building Ajax applications.
The power and the adoption ... (more)
Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. ... (more)
This article originally appeard in Java Developer's Journal on October 10,
Which platform to use Java or .NET? Developers ask this question all the
time. Java has been widely adopted because of its overwhelming benefits on
the server side, but Java has less to offer on the client side. .NET has made
inroads into the enterprise by leveraging its stronger rich-client
capabilities. An alternative solution for enterprise-scale Internet
application development is the emerging XML-based rich-client technology.
.NET Erosion from the Client Side
There are good reasons why Java is th... (more)
“This is the best browser so far” is that I can say after being a Chrome
user for one day.
First of all, I was glad to find out that I haven’t found Chrome breaking
any web application yet, especially Ajax applications. I was a little
in its own thread”, which is different from the threading model today.