Ajax changes everything...

I've been working with customers developing Ajax-style web applications for some time now, and our eXtc Web Developer technology is proving its worth in turning Ajax into something almost trivially easy to use and exploit.

However, there's some difficult and uncomfortable questions looming for our community as a result of Ajax. I've been pondering these lately and I've decided to make use of my slot in the conference to share my thoughts with you. I know it will spark a lot of debate! Check out the abstract for more information.

My advice to everyone - get learning Javascript! It's fast becoming the most important language in the IT industry. Oh and check out Javascript objects - I wish objects had been implemented this way in Caché!

de rigeur viewing: The Douglas Crockford videos on Javascript. You'll never think of Javascript in the same way ever again.