Griffio has been building AJAX functionality into our sites and databases over the past several months. It’s powerful stuff. It’s also arguably the biggest challenge for Microsoft, even more so than Google. Google, however, are very big proponents of AJAX development along with Snapfish, Flickr, Writley and the list goes on. If you’re not sure what it is, it’s basically a way to make web programs behave more like desktop programs. That is, more powerful programs running on a website.
From the article: “Web developers are beginning to push its limits in terms of creative uses and new applications.” It should be interesting to see how far AJAX can go and what challenges to MS it can bring. Web development tools just keep getting better.