Non abbiamo fatto in tempo a vedere Writely passare sotto le ali di Google, ed ecco spuntare un nuova applicazione web di videoscrittura (benché senza feature collaborative a quanto pare, NfF).

AjaxWrite, an online Ajax version of Word, is the newest entrant into the online office space. It opens and saves documents in Word format (you can also save in PDF), has good basic functionality and is fairly fast.

“But ajaxWrite is just the start. We have a library of applications we have been working on to replace most of the standard PC software titles. Every week we will launch a new sophisticated program on Wednesday at 12:00 PST on ajaxlaunch.com. These programs will push the boundaries of what people believe is possible today with web-delivered software. These programs look and operate much like their traditional software cousins, but are cross-platform, loaded dynamically, and are available to users at no charge. I’m convinced if you try a few of these products you will understand how the software business will fundamentally change.” ajaxWrite is the first launched product.”

Link: http://www.linspire.com/ajaxwrite.php
Fonti: techcrunch, slashdot, downloadblog.it

AJAX Write, un’altra sfida a Office Live
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3 thoughts on “AJAX Write, un’altra sfida a Office Live

  • 27 March 2006 at 12:40
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    Nel lontano 99(credo) quando microsoft e sun vivevano in armonia le due company puntavano a trasportare tutto il prodotto office in java e a metterlo a disposizione alla clientela pagante, iniziarono a uscire fuori le prime Javastation che mettevano a disposizione solo il browser(il tutto in un firmware di 8 mega, senza hard disk), il risultato lo conoscono tutti.

    secondo me, stiamo per ripercorrere gli stessi errori, personalmente continuo a fare a meno di ajax che mi sembra solo un’altro layer d’astrazione inutile che aumenta le righe di codice e appesantisce il browser.

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  • 27 March 2006 at 15:26
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    Non capisco il tuo riferimento a Java, ma soprattutto non condivido la tua opinione su Ajax. Non vorrei essere arrogante e dire che è sbagliata ma, ajax aumenta le righe di codice di pochissimo (quasi tutti i frameworks stanno in un piccolo file .js) ed è banale da usare. Dire che appesantisce il browser non mi pare giusto nemmeno, dato che riduce lo scambio dati tra clnt e srv.

    “By introducing an AJAX engine between the client and the server, the roundtrip delays are eliminated thereby enhancing and streamlining the user experience. Ironically, while it would seem that adding another layer to the application would negatively impact performance, the opposite is true. Since the amount of data interchanged between the browser and server is vastly reduced, web server processing time is saved since most of it is done on the client. For most tasks, only small amounts of data must be transported between the client and server, rendering the performance of an AJAX application almost as well as an interpreted/smart-client application since the pages only need to be ‘updated’ in the browser vs. requiring a complete screen refresh.”

    http://www.ironspeed.com/articles/ajax-bridging%20the%20thin-client%20performance%20gap/article.aspx

    Cmq quella resta fuffa solo a parole e senza fatti, ma sul web si trovano decine e decine di casi di test, tipo:
    http://www.developer.com/xml/article.php/3554271

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  • 27 March 2006 at 23:31
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    beh si, staremo a vedere, cmq la mia opinione e’ principalmente sulla tendenza a sostituire le applicazioni (istant messaging, mail client ecc…) sul web che mi sembra sbagliata.

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