Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So the big rumor today is that Google and Sun are going to announce their Microsoft Office killer. It’s be a web based tool based on OpenOffice with online storage of your files that you can access from any web browser. Sounds to me like we’re back to the days of dumb terminals but I welcome someone trying to topple the Microsoft monopoly.

Ajax, Ajax, Ajax! It seems like you can’t look at the web without someone telling you how great Ajaxis or how it’s going to change the web (like in the Google/Sun Office killer). For someone used to PC development, Ajax just makes the web more useable. Better user experience, less submitting forms and page reloads make for more efficient use of server resources. Maybe these dumb terminals won’t be so dumb after all. So I guess we’re back to Client Server Development with Fat Clients.