The article I recently wrote on the architectural issues of Ajax and REST is now online
. Please note that this article only talks about runtime matters; I'm working on an article for next month that covers development-time and maintenance issues of Ajax applications. Here's the intro:
The more that server-side Web applications become immersive by following rich-application models and delivering personalized content, the more their architectures violate Representational State Transfer (REST), the Web's architectural style. These violations can decrease application scalability and increase system complexity. By achieving harmony with REST, Ajax architecture lets immersive Web applications eliminate these negative effects and enjoy REST's desirable properties.
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