Posted by Jeff on 02/01/08 02:08
> I currently make my living with AJAX, so you'll get some excitement from
> me :)
> that I want my sites to be as accessible as possible...and there's STILL
> the odd hit we get from someone with Netscape 4 or even 3. So even now,
It's been public or at least back end web maintenance issues I've been
interested in. But it's obvious that amongst the general populace that
I suppose all those chat support windows are also.
> years ago. "Write a program to keep track of our company's customers,
> let staff make changes to name/address details, and have it accept
> credit cards to act as a POS if a customer wants to buy something."
> The company in question had relatively decent computer equipment, all
> running Windows with Firefox/IE...a perfect situation in which to use
> to my program:
> - It's just as usable and responsive as a desktop application and in
> some cases is faster due to having a powerful web server.
> - It's easily scalable. If they get a new employee, all they need is a
> computer with internet access. There's no special software to install.
> And if I wish to make an upgrade, I need only do it on the server.
I can really see how database type apps really benefit from this. And
that you are running this off shared hosting really knocks the socks off
of running a citrix server.
I see that there a number of AJAX libraries. What do they have to offer?
> - Since the application is online, remote access is a non-issue.
> Employees may work from home or a branch office.
> - It's inexpensive to maintain. My program currently runs off a shared
> hosting server that they pay $7/month for. Of course, it could just as
> easily run off a setup with a dedicated database server, and
> load-balanced web servers.
> - Unlimited employees, one credit card processing account.
> - Uses industry-standard database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
> I don't agree with some who say that webapps are going to replace
> desktop applications. For instance, I refuse to use webmail.
> webapps definitely made the most sense for the kind of projects I do.
> Hope my point of view helps :)
> Jeff wrote:
>> I've been busy hacking my way through my to do list and have come to
>> writing an interactive help menu. I thought I'd use Ajax here in place
>> of a popup window. I really dislike popups.
>> Now, I can think of a handfull of uses for Ajax but since it
>> operates in the background I'm not seeing much of it the real world.
>> Who is using ajax in their work or using sites that use it? I'd like
>> to know what all the excitement is about. I feel like I'm missing
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