Javascript RIAs come of age

A recent article by Jesse James Garrett crystallizes what many in the Rich Internet Application developer community have been saying ever since the gmail beta: Javascript RIAs (which Garrett awkwardly attempts to brand as “AJAX”, for “Asynchronous JavaScript and XML”) seem to be finally coming of age. These techniques have been possible since at least 2002, but have been recently popularized by the never-ending stream of cool javascript RIAs from google (gmail, google suggest, google maps…).

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