Archive for April, 2006

* Scaling AJAX

Posted on April 21st, 2006 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Web2.0.

There has been quite the discussion in the past few days about a post from Billy Newport where he claimed that

AJAX enabled applications generate a higher load on an application server than a non AJAX applications

James Governor is not convinced, and Nate Schutta has his doubts, while Tim Bray takes the every pragmatic stance of “it depends”.

Wise Uncle Ben said it best when he warned young Peter that with great power comes great responsibility. In general, I think that AJAX lets developers better take advantage of client side processing of data and therefore on a one-on-one showdown of some piece of functionality, which can be implemented with either AJAX or using the old skool Web, then AJAX will win. For an example of this check out the story on AJAXian about MacRumours and their AJAX success.

However, once you decide to start using AJAX to record the mouse position on the client every millisecond then you are just asking for a world of hurt!

I think that AJAX does generally reduce server load if you are just streaming data up to the client for processing and keeping things simple.


* Back on Track

Posted on April 20th, 2006 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Business, Web, Web2.0.

Ok I have been away for a few weeks so blogging about cool AJAX stuff has been kept to a minimum; however, things are now back to normal for the near future ;)
In fact, the release of the EBA AJAX Grid V3 is imminent. Stay tuned, if you are wearing socks be warned that they will likely be knocked off!



Posted on April 20th, 2006 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, Components, Eclipse, JSF.

Thanks to the hard work of Godfrey, we have just released a beta version of our EBA AJAX ComboBox for Java Server Faces. We are trying to get all our current and new products built with support for JSF from the ground level and need your help to define the direction we want to take. Go and download the beta and let us know what you think!


* New EBA Blog

Posted on April 13th, 2006 by Dave Johnson. Filed under AJAX, JSF, Web.

Looks like Godfrey has started blogging now too! Wicked awesome!

Even better his first post on AJAX and JSF has been published on as well :)