Google OS and (not) Hailstorm


On Tuesday Molly Wood wrote an article on c|net: Good-bye, computer; hello, world! 

I like some of her condierations which start with:
“Mark Lucovsky, our aforementioned Microsoft defector, was also the chief software architect for the now-dormant .Net My Services (code-named Hailstorm) project, which intended to deliver personal Web services and applications hosted at Microsoft. Meanwhile, Google has been working with a combination of Web application development technologies that have recently been dubbed Ajax. Ajax, which is short for Asynchronous JavaScript + XML, combines JavaScript, dynamic HTML, and XMLHTTP to, in essence, let you build Web-based applications that run as quickly and seamlessly as local software. (Please read Adaptive Path’s essay on the subject, since they’re the ones who coined the Ajax name, and they have charts and Q&As and things.)…”

Comments (2)

  1. Adam Young says:

    Ajax is really no different from the way you can use xmlhttp from javascript (or use the webservice behavior) to effectively connect to the server, obtain data, and display it using client-side script. i.e. you eliminate the full-page postback.

    What I’m saying is, it’s nothing new. You’ve been able to do it with MS techs for at least the last 4 or 5 years. ASP.NET2 will include support for it, and apparently the emitted html / script will be cross-browser compatible.

  2. Brad says:

    Please don’t irresponsibly spread nonsensical pseudonyms. http://h3h.net/2005/03/boo-ajax-promote-xap/

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