Re: 2007 Predictions
Based on how fast I see my peers picking up JSON, I think the
In 2007 the combination of increased browser support, increased literacy
Ajax has been driven (with apologies to those on this list) largely by script kiddies until comparatively recently - young hot shot web-devs who are out to prove that they can parse this tune in five notes or less. As Ajax moves into the enterprise, and starts having to deal with corporate data streams, the limitations of JSON are going to become increasingly apparent, and there WILL be a pushback for AJAX to start incorporating better XML support.
There are already a lot of things you can do with mozilla that you just
Gotta be keeping certain people awake at night. ;-)
One phenomenon that I'm seeing with IE7 that could be a very bad sign is the number of people who are trying DESPERATELY to get it off their system. These aren't Microsoft bashers ... they are the Aunt Mildreds of the world who are suddenly faced with a browser that is acting very flaky and causing problems elsewhere in the system. This may not actually be IE's fault, but the perception is rising that it is a regression from IE6. I've heard that IE8 is now circulating as an alpha up in Redmond.
Mozilla is facing growing pains of its own, but I think some of the problems that it faced earlier have largely been resolved. I would suspect that there are more than a few pilot programs right now being built around Mozilla, and getting SVG support wrapped, the XForms extension solid enough to integrate and things like the local data-store documented and put into play will continue to push development there. I'm also paying more attention to Apple's WebKit, as I suspect it may end up providing an interesting alternative that will nonetheless tend to solidify the "Mozilla" paradigm, if the APIs I'm seeing are any indication.
> XAML, FLEX, OpenLaszlo, Boxely and other XML frameworks are
Nope - OpenLaszlo is already moving that way, creating a DHTML layer as an output format for their XML component-oriented input. Boxely is interesting, but I have some concerns about the license. XAML is not taking off in the way that MS expected, though it is attracting a developer-base, but I suspect that XAML will continue to be a secondary technology until such time as it is plays nicely with the IE browser - or a Linux version of it exists (and yes, I know that's on mono's radar).
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