Why AJAX was hard
By Tor Norbye on Jan 23, 2006
I just listened to episode 12 of the Ajaxian podcast, where they interview Thomas Fuchs of Scriptaculous. In it they talk a bit about how after the AJAX craze started, Microsoft and others came out and said building AJAX is for rocket scientists. Thomas rejects that and states that it's trivial - it's just a call to a server. I'm one of the people who came out and said that AJAX is hard - in fact I said it during the keynote demo at JavaOne where I showed Creator's AJAX support. So, I thought I'd clarify why I said it since at the time it was clearly true.