This guest post was written by Michael Mahemoff, who works at Osmosoft as lead web developer and blogs regularly for Ajaxian and on his his personal blog, Software As She's Developed. You can follow him on Twitter.
The Perfect Storm
Towards A Mature Server-Side Ecology
For most server-side programmers, event-handling capability will yield a big fat "who gives a damn?". Server-side scripts don't sit around waiting for events to come in. They usually just look at an incoming request, deal with it, and send out a response. Then they exit as soon as they can. All good stuff, but there's a completely different paradigm possible. It's part of the trend towards the real-time web and the design pattern known as Comet.
The Cloud. Of Course, the Cloud!
Something's Going on Here
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