My first Ajax Application was a success and a failure at the same time. I have detialed some of the points below, and hopefully I will be able to discuss them in later posts, this will give me more content in more readable bitesized chunks.
- It got me thinking Asynchronosly.
- It got me thinking about how the Yahoo! API works
- It got me thinking about how to take advantage of the Technorati API
- It got me thinking about all the other API"s that I want to see.
- It got me thinking about how I communicate over my blog
- It helped me publish related topics on Technorati
- It got me thinking about Perl again!.
- It got me thining about how I use Blogger.com
- It didn"t help me provide search facilities to related topics
- It didn"t help reduce bandwidth
- It looked absolutly terrible!!
- It didn"t work to quickly (but it did lead to success number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ..... :))
- It wasn"t visible to people other than myself what it actually achieved.
- It didn"t help anyone other than myself
- It genereated no feedback from anyone at all!
- It didn"t generate much in the way of extra traffic.
- It accomodated the lowest common denominator in web browsers, therefore it was not as client (as in browser) as I wanted.
With each of these points, I will guide any of the readers through my designs and desires for the next application. Hopefully, it can be used by other people as a guide of what to do and not to do.
I"ll discuss some basic requirements; show how my first idea was not really a good one and show how my next idea will be better.
I think one of the first things to do after this is to publish a "What I want" requirements document. If I have that I can think about how each of the requirements will effect the design of the Application.
If anyone has any points that they would like to yell at me. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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