I keep reading about all the plugins that help with struts and other
components of what can be called now 'Web-1' or the classical web
As a person who's been doing entire AJAX applications and frameworks
since 2002 (before it had this stupid name) all I have to say is:
Wake up and smell the AJAX. It's a whole new world of application built
from the ground up on AJAX that look and feel like fat applications.
In order to be looking forward we should be seeing much stronger
Inspection-JS provides some more) and a paradigm shift to rich web
applications and not adding yet one more way for doing things in the
already much over crowded J2EE application component arsenal.
An AJAX application that is not built on the outdated JSP/ASP/JSF
paradigm of page-based UIs is so much better after the initial
development learning curve you will not understand how you
looked/used/created those retarded applications in the first place.
Lastly, if you have a manager that is buzword compatible like mine was
at my last job, AJAX is for that person - now the cool paradigm has a
name so that you can do it and still be MAC (Manager Acronym Compatible).