Sunday, November 19, 2006

Web 3.0

There was an article on Slashdot about Web 3.0, supposedly the marriage of the web and artificial intelligence, blah, blah blah. Most of the comments were about the silly "web 3.0" term.

But there was this very inciteful comment by Alex Hard:

If we ever want a good web, the current mentality must be disposed of..

The web today is built on transferring documents and everything else is a hack on that...we need something more unified, easier to code...something that will put the client and server side together in an intuitive way, not the AJAX crap flying around ATM...

He is exactly correct, and totally captures the reasoning behind my NewIO project.

Another commenter, MunkeyLife wrote:

I agree. I would love to see a stateful, strongly typed web architecture. Basically a streaming application. What a nightmare it is today to write a large/complex system with a scripting language like Javascript and this XmlHttpRequest hack job. People have done some interesting things to abstract this stuff away from us, but I'm still not satisfied.

Again, I agree 100%.

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