In 1999 when we were architecting and implementing Onebox.com, we had to select an implementation language. Given that all the principle architects at Onebox were from JavaSoft, so one would expect Java to be the natural choice. It was not. Before going further, I should perhaps write a little about Onebox.com. Onebox.com was a unified […]
Yahoo released a new maps API beta yesterday. We already had a Google maps integration, but wanted to see if Yahoo had anything better. Yahoo’s previous map api was problematic since it required you to put their map in an iframe and didn’t give much control over the image. (more…)
Ajax hype is in full swing. Ajax may be the most promising “new” UI technology since HTML (Ajax programming report card discusses why), but there are now discussions of whether and when Ajax is going to displace Windows and Office. Over the top I think. At the same time, there is a very compelling case […]
For a term that was only coined early in 05 (Thanks Mr. Garrett—perhaps like Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, we had no idea how we were going to describe the new Web UI we started two years ago), Ajax clearly rates an A in terms of generating buzz. The fair question now is to what degree […]
The calendar team has been heads down since the last release and the results are pretty sweet. Here are some screen shots and a taste of what you’ll see when you grab the next release. (more…)
Why did we not use Cyrus IMAP and what’s this business of AJAX and SOAP … Roland talks about our our server architecture here and about our SOAP here.