Saturday, March 12, 2005
HTTP is a stateless protocol so we must invent ways to keep comunication between servers and clients in order to create highly interactive applications.
The new "new thing" is Ajax
. This stuff has been around for a while, however, google made the news as the first one to successfuly deploy a real, usable application: maps.google.com
(Ok, the maps is the second one, but, it is the most visible one).
New "new things" are part of the process of invention, but sometimes the little (and old) things used differently allow for neat little tricks. Sometimes is not only about the technology - It's also about the user and the presentation of information.
I.e. if you keep refreshing
this site, the content on the right gets shuffled.