Is Web Development about to change?
March 13, 2008 10:13 AM Subscribe
Question for web developers: Is Web Development about to change? Is the web browser still the best solution for rich Internet applications?
posted by mountainfrog to computers & internet (24 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I write this question as someone who is truly looking to get some input and feedback from fellow web/software developers. I have my opinion but I would like to shape that opinion based upon the experience of others facing the same challenges.
I am, by profession a web developer. Most of my work involves the Microsoft .NET framework, ASP.NET, and C#. I am not a Microsoft "fanboy", in fact I rather enjoy working with other development technologies such as MySQL, PHP, Java, and others. Microsoft development just happens to be where I got started and where I have found the most opportunities to pay the bills.
I have seen some pretty great applications written in Flash, from GUIs for MySql database management to genomic sequence viewers that make use of web services to obtain, update, and visualize data. The same can be said for Silverlight. With version 2 of the DotNet framework embedded in the Silverlight plug-in the possibility to port, relatively easily, many windows application over to the Silverlight environment becomes viable.