2008-10-17 23:22:57 GMT
The web will never be the same.
If you asked me about one or two years earlier whether I consider the web as a serious application platform my answer would be a definite no-no. I couldn't see the real potential in the web because all I saw was a couple of messy technologies not designed to build serious applications upon them and I was right about that in a certain degree. The web was designed to serve static documents, that's probably all that Tim Berners-Lee have had in mind when creating HTML. No one would ever think that the web would evolve to what it is today, that client side scripting, cascading style sheets, the document object model and various related technologies evolve to such an advanced level that it makes developers able to create extremely sophisticated applications on top of it that can outperform their rich client counterparts.
Add Cloud Computing to the mix and you have your own datacenter so you can infinitely grow your application as the need arises. I'm very surprised that some tech leaders think Cloud computing is a hype, because it makes me question their ability to make informed decisions.