Apr 8, 2007

AJAX - beware! (of illiterate journalists)

Today I read an article in the informationweek site that describes a totally fatal security issue in Web 2.0 techniques existing in all popular frameworks.

I think, maybe I should hire some student girl able to write articles?
I will give her a set of keywords on web development subject and ask to write 20 articles proclaiming problems and close fall of google/yahoo/ms/web2.0/youtube/myspace/widgets/vista/open source
Some kind of the end of the world forecasts in IT...

The most importaint for such articles is to have killing titles, all figures should be per cents from some other data that is not provided.
E.g. "60% of the open-source widget frameworks are unstable and provide critical security issues".

Seriously, it may work ... not as a source of info of course, but if I place ADs all around the page and link articles to each other, it will be a nice form of a doorway :)


Guy Peled said...


I would like to introduce you to a new concept http://www.visualwebgui.com which eliminates most of AJAX soft spots by simply returning back to server based computing but still having a dynamic AJAX based UI.


Grigori Kochanov said...

I don't see it to be something new - just another "extension to ASP.NET".
Maybe auto-generating javascript to perform AJAX is sometimes faster then coding it by hand.

How is it related to security?
There is no "returning back to server based computing" cause you use the same AJAX, just with your framework.

How about the cost of the platform? Using open-source solutions will save from 2 to 10 thousand dollars per server.