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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. Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk just like me. The other reason that I ponder this question is that  the power of Java is a perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)

AJAX & RIA Journal Special: Results of OpenAjax Alliance's Browser Feature Wish List

What does the Ajax community want from future browsers? How are these different requests prioritized? Web developers have done amazing things with Ajax for both Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 applications, but what barriers need to be removed to enable the next generation of browser-based innovations? The future of Ajax runtime environments matters more than ever today.  In late 2007, OpenAjax Alliance formed the Runtime Task Force (http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/Runtime) to address this community concern. The goal is to collect, articulate, and prioritize key issues from the Ajax comm... (more)

Jonathan Schwartz Doesn't Matter?

Jonathan Schwartz Doesn't Matter? by coachwei on Fri 30 Jun 2006 10:30 AM EDT  |  Permanent Link  |  Cosmos BusinessWeek 2.0 recently awarded Jonathan Schwartz one of the "Ten People Who Don't Matter". Schwartz wrote a response in his blog, expressing his gratitude for being honored together with Steve Balmer and Linus Torvalds. The blog's  title is "60 days into the Job",  referring to the fact that he has been in the CEO job for only two months. I'd  agree that it is too hasty to judge him. Yes, Sun has been lost for the last few years. They don't seem to acknowledge that the Spa... (more)

OpenAjax Update - Addressing Key Challenges For AJAX Adoption

Coach Wei's Blog OpenAjax Alliance had its 2nd face to face meeting on Oct 5th and 6th at Sun Microsystem’s office in Santa Clara, CA after the AjaxWorld Conference. While paying close attention to confidentiality concerns, I feel comfortable sharing some of my thoughts and reactions. In particular, I am sharing some of my thoughts on the key challenges facing Ajax adoption and what OpenAjax should try to address in the near term. I love to hear feedback from the community (please comment here) – after all, OpenAjax Alliance should be working on issues that the commu... (more)

Dojo Footprint and AJAX Performance Recommendation

Coach Wei's Blog Introduction Ajax is flying high and Ajax toolkits are certainly of big help. However,  I do hear from people in the community complain about the size of various Ajax toolkits.  A lot of Ajax toolkits requires hundreds of kilobytes of download, sometime even over megabytes. Dylan Schiemann from Dojo Foundation/SitePen wrote a fairly good blog entry in response to clarify questions related to download size and performance etc. Dojo is one of the most well known and respected Ajax toolkits. On the other side, I have also heard complains that “Dojo is too big&... (more)