Building Rich Internet Applications with PHP and Zend Framework (using AJAX) Stas Malyshev Software Architect, Zend Technologies Contributor, PHP Group Bradford Cottel Chief Evangelist, Zend Technologies IDG: RIAs offer the potential for a fundamental shift in the experience of Internet applications, leading to applications that come closer to delivering on the promise of the Internet.
Three tier architecture is significantly more complex
Few established standards
Need to deal with cross-browser compatibility
Not many tools in existence
Rich Internet Applications
Ajax Momentum John F. Andrews, President, Evans Data Corporation, 2007: Close to half of developers surveyed say they are already working with AJAX or plan to do so in the coming year. Consistent with the increasing adoption of web services we are also seeing the same for AJAX. This framework, now more than ever, is allowing developers the means to make web-based applications function more like desktop ones. Gartner, 2006: Ajax is also rated as high impact and capable of reaching maturity in less than two years. … High levels of impact and business value can only be achieved when the development process encompasses innovations in usability and reliance on complementary server-side processing (as is done in Google Maps). ” “ “ ” “ ”