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Joel has recently published an article speculating on the future standardization of the Ajax user interface:
So if history repeats itself, we can expect some standardization of Ajax user interfaces to happen in the same way we got Microsoft Windows. Somebody is going to write a compelling SDK that you can use to make powerful Ajax applications with common user interface elements that work together. And whichever SDK wins the most developer mindshare will have the same kind of competitive stronghold as Microsoft had with their Windows API. …
I’ve just got home from a very enjoyable few days at SPA 2007, where Dave Thomas was one of the keynote speakers. As anyone who has heard Dave speak will know, he has some strong views on the direction and utility of different languages (in particular UML, Java and Dynamic Programming Languages); and he is one of the founding members of the agile manifesto. So when I ended up sitting next to him at dinner one night I was excited to learn a bit more about his ideas and experience in managing large scale agile projects and the future of programming.
Obviously this would makes a lot of sense for Google – and fits well with Steve Yegge’s post about the next big language.