More from the AJAX summit
Adaptive path is doing a product now. I guess we’re not supposed to talk about it, but it looks pretty neat. They’re thinking along very similar lines as me, in terms of the need to instrument client-side code in order to get decent metrics on user behavior. They seem to be copying the 37 signals model: whether it works will depend on whether their tech guy is as good as David Heinemeier Hansson.
A memorable line: Vanilla HTML apps are like “billboards with job applications behind them” (this captures nicely the annoyance of form-based UIs).
Alex Russell gave a nice plug for Dojotoolkit.org I think that toolkits will be needed before the AJAX approach goes mainstream: right now it’s just too much work for any mere mortal who’s working on a deadline.
Off to the bar now! More to come tomorrow on day 2 of the summit …