There has been a lot of confusion around web2.0. Who’s better to reduce this confusion than Martin Fowler! Check out his latest blog post about this topic. I especially found this interesting:
“A common misconception I run into is that Web 2.0 is all new stuff. Most of the ideas under Web 2.0 are actually quite old and have been used on the web from early on, for instance Amazon’s community or the use of Wikis. The point is that then they were the minority. The Web 2.0 shift is about the principles that were used by a few in the 90′s becoming the majority in the future.”
And just to clarify even further, Web 2.0 is not a product; you cannot buy it in any store! :)
During the day I found two new releases. Asp.net Ajax RC is out (http://ajax.asp.net/) and Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is released (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1/default.aspx). I vote for Monday releases, so we can get paid testing them. Since I can’t keep my hands off these two, my weekend is ruined! :) Enjoy!
Update: You might want to have a look at Scott Guthrie’s blog before running the installation. He has some tips you should have a look at. Both for pre Vista and Vista operation systems. You’ll find his post on vs sp1 here and vista here.
Scott Guthrie (General Manager at Microsoft Developer Division) writes in his blog that ASP.Net AJAX Beta 1 was released on Friday! If you want to download go here, for more information go to http://ajax.asp.net/ or se Scott’s blog at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/.
I have not done any real development in any language supporting the AJAX phenomenon yet, so I’m really excited to get started and see what all the fuzz is about.