So a colleague brought Yet Another Browser-based Rich Client Framework to my attention yesterday. This one from QWAD Technologies. Go ahead and go visit their site and try two experiments:
1. Navigate around the site a bit then hit the browsers back button. What happens? Is it what you expected to happen?
2. Navigate around the site a bit then try to bookmark one of the pages. Then go to some other site and try to go back to the QWAD page you bookmarked. What happens? Is it what you expected to happen?
Lesson learned: if you're going to go through the trouble of building a rich client framework for browsers, take the time to figure out how to do so without breaking the fundamental functions of the browser.[Read More]
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Lots of really cool social networking type stuff going on inside IBM right now. Blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, lazyweb hacks and pet-projects abound. Definitely a fun time to be blue.[Read More]
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Here's a new bit of code from alphaWorks that demonstrates a nice alternative way of implementing Web service interfaces. The mechanism is based on a "reponse template"... that is, some piece of XML that is passed in as the request that the server takes and fills in and sends back to the user. So rather than asking, "getAccountDetails(accountID)", you would pass in something like
(note: while I didn't work on the technology myself, I did participate in a number of the early design discussions and the early prototypes made use of the Server Data Objects code I had written for the Emerging Technologies Toolkit)[Read More]
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Hmm.. been a while since I've last posted. What have I been doing since April 12th? Well, I've been pretty much heads down preparing for two project releases on alphaworks (more information soon) and beginning work on a new exploratory/prototype code project. Unfortunately I cannot go into detail but what I will say is that it involves LAMP+REST+AJAX. I'm hoping to be able to externalize it at some point. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, go take a look at this on my personal blog. Specifically this URI. Look at the URI and consider what is going on. In case you can't see it, there are four different URI's munged together into a single URI to produce a single result that combines the services of five different web based "applications". As a certain person who is much smarter than I once put it, "Nobody expects the spontaneous integration".
I'm curious though... how would one go about describing this?[Read More]