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The Business of Ajax – Google's Ajax Search API

Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine. -- Sergey Brin So spake one of the co-founders of Google. But...
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Why Ajax Failed the First Time Around

I guess everyone else has commented about Alex Bosworth's talk entitled Physics, Speed and Psychology: What Works and What Doesn't in Software, and Why, so why shouldn't I? To summarize his points on Ajax, he says that Ajax didn't take...
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Which Ajax-based Apps Do You Actually Use?

I've looked at a lot of Ajax-based apps in the last year and a half and have kicked the tires pretty seriously on over two hundred. I've recently taken stock of how many I actually used more than that first...
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More Articles Needed on How to Design Ajax Apps, not Just How to Program Them

I've been busy with yet another big launch (YABL), so I've only had time to read a few things on Ajax. I've long argued that Ajax wasn't just going to give us a few nice widgets, but that it would...
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Web 2.0, Communism, Pet Rocks and the Wisdom of Crowds

In a typical month I get more questions about Web 2.0 than about Ajax. The Ajax questions cover a broad range of topics, the Web 2.0 questions are mostly "what the heck is Web 2.0?" I don't really have a...
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Ajax Predictions for 2007

Happy New Year! I took a little time off this holiday season to recharge the batteries and reflecting on the last year in Agile Ajax. Looking at my posts of the past year and the path that Ajax has taken...
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Echo2 Needs a Better Way for Third Party's to Contribute

There are two big dogs in the world of Echo2: NextApp (with Echo2 creator Tod Liebeck) which releases Echo2, Echo2Studio (Eclipse Plugin) and Echo2Extras (more components). EchopointNG (run by Brad Baker), a collection of more Echo2 components. Aside from the...
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More from Hinchcliffe on Web 2.0

As you know, I don't really like to be a blog echo chamber. One post spawns hundreds of "check this out" links, but I suppose that's how I get some of my traffic, so maybe I shouldn't be such a...
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That Giant Sucking Sound is Ajax Turning Your Site into an Application

I have a simple rule of thumb for support costs: take the number of use cases, function points or whatever you use to estimate development effort, multiply it times the number of users who will be accessing your application, correct...
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A Response from Laszlo Systems

Jim Grandy, the director of OpenLaszlo from Laszlo Systems, took the time to respond to my post from yesterday on the criticisms of OpenLaszlo from Flash/Flex developers. He also took me to task for publishing claims about failed OpenLaszlo projects:...
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