This GoGolian post pretty much says what I’ve been willing to put down in a rather sarcastic blogpost a while ago, after reading yet another post about how cool and revolutionary the whole AJAX/Web 2.0 thing really is.
But in a way it is a new thing, because this ain’t something that’s going to go away. This is how web applications will be able to compete with desktop applications, and that is a new thing alright. GMail for instance kicks Hotmails ass bigtime because of it’s speed, and AJAX is what it’s running on. AJAX makes things like only Word Processing applications possible (like Writely) which is something I didn’t see happening a few years ago. It’s old stuff taken to the next level, it’s like how hardcore turned into drum’n’bass. Old samples, next level.
And it’s easy too, check out the Simple AJAX framework code if your fingers are itching to get down and dirty with the next big thing…. euhm, well, you know…