Is it AJAX or ARAX or APAX or APhAX or…


Hi…

I just found this article http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Move-Over-AJAX-ARAX-is-Here/ 

First: I am totally behind the fact that JavaScript is not the solution for the next step towards RIA. That’s why my feeling is that AJAX is a nice work around but not more.

There is another approach to AJAX. The idea is to develop in what ever language (for example Ruby) and recompile it to JavaScript. While this sounds reasonable at first I don’t trust it in the end. Recompilation of languages (together with optimization and things) is NOT easy. Specially if you have to target different platforms (let’s face it: Different browsers means different platforms for JavaScript) and things like performance (not only runtime also bandwidth) etc.

So, no, it is not AJAX.

In this article the idea behind the .net framework in Silverlight 2 is reflected. And now it comes:

The DLR can not only run Ruby (ARAX) but also Python (APAX) or – and this is a community project – PHP (APhpAX)… you can go down the line with dynamic languages as far as you can.

THIS IS COOL!!! The thing is that you can run high level language on the client in conjunction with back end services…

Is this the solution for every scenario? Nope. But sorry AJAX is also not the final solution for everything…

CU

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