A lot of buzz is being generated by Adaptive Path, the company that invented the acronym
Figure 1: The traditional model for web applications (left) compared to the
As you can see in this diagram an
Figure 2: The synchronous interaction pattern of a traditional web application (top) compared with the asynchronous pattern of an
You can see that by eliminating the need to go to the server on every request, you are able to significantly speed up the user experience and response to user input. The use of a single acronym
It gives developers something to rally around. A new way of looking at programming online. A n ew way of providing web services.
I spent 10 minutes today fascinated by Google Maps. It is the best application I have ever seen on the web because of the amazing graphics and the response time. Don’t get me wrong. This is not as fast as a desktop application but it is still faster than other web apps I have used.
You may be thinking that Flash can do much of what
In my opinion the birth of this new acronym may give programmers something to rally around and users will love the amazing graphics that