After the Candidate Recommendation announcement for XForms 1.1 at the end of last year, the public implementation report period now begins in earnest. To celebrate the candidate recommendation, today you can now access a 25-minute podcast (MP3) I made to explain to you What's new in XForms 1.1 and why you should care.
And now for a very interesting news item. You know how good it feels to see a prediction you made come true? Well, that's me right now, and oh is it sweet. For some time now, I've been telling you about the new wave Web 2.0 client tier based on technologies like XForms. We deliver that vision to today's to web browsers using either a server that boils things down to the "assembly language of the web" or a client plugin. Either way the web is not solely defined by web browser vendors. Well, at the XML conference in December 2006, I saw it clear as day that the search companies were going to play an important role in demonstrating this. What'd'ya know, the first thing this year and Yahoo! has announced its strategy to foster a mobile ecosystem and deliver the best mobile internet experience to billions of consumers. The underlying technology for delivering on this strategy is the Yahoo! Mobile Developer Platform, which includes XForms. Google can't be far behind!