December 21, 2005
A Host of Widgets: AJAX, XGULFs, and the new client/server paradigm
I made a realization lately, one of those subtle jarring moments where you suddenly are aware that maybe, just maybe, you're not in Kansas anymore. I check most of my e-mail through a popup component from Firefox, compose most of my writings through a custom XML editor editor I wrote for the same browser, and am finding increasingly that it is as much what's going on around the edges of the web page that are the focus of my work. Similarly, I don't do a lot of Java development, but I use eclipse regularly for doing UML and other work through a third party extension (read: plugin), and have worked extensively with specialized schemas and plugins for OxygenXML that let me do everything from writing DocBook documents to building XUL applications.
Link: Understanding XML