I ‘m writing this right after the opening keynote of noted Douglas Crockford, creator of JSON. It ‘s been a year since the first AJAX conference took place here in New York. What has changed?
AJAX speakers have one thing in common – most of the time they like to talk about all kinds of issues that AJAX has. This conference has started on the same note. Douglas went through lots of issues that are common to AJAX development and deployment on the Web. Security, cross-scripting, lack of W3C standards that make sense in the real world, accessibility is not being addressed… Last year I ‘ve heard exact same things . Actually, there is something new this year: as per Douglas, there is about 200 AJAX frameworks available, and he expressed hope that this would be a shake-up year and many of these frameworks will be gone in 2008. We ‘ll see.