Don’t worry, I’m not turning smallbiztechnology.com into Slashdot or some geek site. However, I it is absolutely critical that you keep abreast of the shift to software as a service and how it is quickly evolving.
So to recap – you know that right now, for the most part, if you want to use a hosted application, you need your web browser and connection to the Internet. Thanks to the efforts of Google and others you’ll see be able to use your hosted application with not ‘net connectivity.
There’s now a new option for programmers, from Adobe.
“I think that Ajax developers have kind of been running up against the constraint of the browser for a while now,” says Garrett. “There’s a lot of code from your browser application that you’d have to throw out for the offline portion of your app.”
There are a lot of applications that developers are making which are software as as service (hosted applications) only. Why can’t some of these applications be made as traditional PC software? Sounds like we’re going backwards, but there still is value to having PC software, that runs on a PC and not via the Internet.
Keep your eye out for the blend (or mash up) of hosted apps and PC based apps.
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