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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mozilla Labs announces Prism

I told you so...

Flex / Apollo is useful for pushing the current browsers to the next level.

Air (nee Apollo) still appeals to me more than Prism. Neither are perfect, yet everyone is heading in a good direction.

Unlike Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight, we’re not building a proprietary platform to replace the web. We think the web is a powerful and open platform for this sort of innovation, so our goal is to identify and facilitate the development of enhancements that bring the advantages of desktop apps to the web platform.
I don't know much about silverspoon, but air is not intended "to replace the web". You can build very-much-on-the-web systems with it.

3 comments:

Dilip said...

"I don't know much about silverspoon"

It is statements like this that makes it hard to take you seriously. While your posts are always insightful and I miss reading them, I simply cannot tolerate this almost childish obsession to take potshots at Microsoft at every given opportunity. I know a good joke when I see one but you always take things too far.

Patrick Logan said...

Shrug.

discorax said...

"silverspoon" made me laugh :)

It's only a matter of time before I have to start developing with silverlight, unfortunately. I agree 100% with your statement though, that AIR isn't replacing, but rather enhancing a web-based application environment.

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