AJAX and JSON Begs The Best Technologies of the Year

Each year Developer.com has its Product of the Year contest. We ask readers to nominate then vote on the technologies, tools, and programs that they think are the best in their field. This year's results were even more clear-cut than ever. In the main category of Technology, the winner dominated the category with 61% of […]

Each year Developer.com has its Product of the Year contest. We ask readers to nominate then vote on the technologies, tools, and programs that they think are the best in their field.

This year's results were even more clear-cut than ever. In the main category of Technology, the winner dominated the category with 61% of the votes. Tools such as Apache Ant, which won Development Utility of the year, and Adobe Flash Lite 2, which won Wireless/Mobile development tool of the year, both won by some of the widest margins we've ever seen.

Technology

  • Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)
  • JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Virtualization

And the winner, for the second year in a row, is Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). This is a category that many developers are interested in. Many times this is what developers would love to try out but never have enough time to investigate. See Bradley Jones' article announcing the Technology of the Year winner for more details on the technologies within this category.

Second interesting winner is JSON, Javascript Object Notation, an excellent alternative to XML data exchanging which become widely adopted not only in Javascript and AJAX applications but also in many others programming and scripting languages. Mixed with AJAX, JSON help to speed up AJAX applications.

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