AJAX is recognized as the glue that holds together cool new services such as Google Maps and Flickr, but there’s still a lot of confusion about what is the best way to develop new applications using AJAX, and how major technology vendors, including Google and Microsoft, plan to support it in their products. To get to the bottom of those questions and others, InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill sat down with David Boloker, chairman of the OpenAjax Alliance, at the recent AJAXWorld Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., to talk about these issues and others.
InfoWorld: What’s the attraction of AJAX?
David Boloker: AJAX enables you, in a Web browser, to actually have some of the same qualities of an interaction that you used to have only in a fat-client setting.
IW: How does it do that?
IW: What about the issues of security around AJAX? What are you doing about that?
IW: So what are you going to do to address that problem?