Will AJAX prevail?
Some companies see an opportunity here. Thomas Lackner’s development group at ModernMethod is rolling some of its development efforts into an open-source library Lackner calls SAJAX, short for Simple AJAX. JackBe, on the other hand, sells a collection of small libraries that abstract away many browser incompatibilities. A programmer can add Excel-like spreadsheets or forms to a Web page and the JackBe libraries will handle much of the interaction with the client.