I've written a second article on Ajax, this one titled "Meeting the challenges of Ajax software development". Here's an excerpt:
The newness of the Ajax/REST architectural style presents challenges to organizations that have traditionally used the server-side Web application style. Though Ajax has several compelling architectural advantages over the traditional model, an immediate and total transition to a pure Ajax/REST architecture isn't realistic for all organizations. Those that lack Ajax development skills can begin their Ajax exploration by incrementally adding Ajax functionality to existing server-side Web architectures. As these organizations begin to gain experience with Ajax/REST, they can confidently attempt more interesting and ambitious projects.
As always, if you have any comments or questions on the article above, I'd appreciate if you would leave a comment to this blog entry. I'm really interested to know if other folks who have developed Ajax applications agree or disagree with the judgements and conclusions of this article.
PS - If you haven't read the first Ajax/REST article, I provide an excerpt and a link in this older blog entry[Read More]