Heresy and turtles (all the way down) with Avi Bryant

The rich web user interfaces of tomorrow will look, and act, like the desktop applications of yesterday, but the web programming tools that are currently in vogue, including Ruby on Rails, are ill-equipped to provide such rich modes of interaction. “A lot of web development, right now, gets done with practices that were good trade-offs 10 years ago,” said Avi Bryant, creator of the Smalltalk-based Seaside web framework. “It is really important that we take a very critical look at those practices, and decide whether there might be better ways of doing things.”

(Read the rest at caboose.)


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