Web frameworks, lead by the rise of Ruby on Rails, have been a hot topic in development for the past few years. Is it possible for them to be on the way to extinction already? A post on the blog of web development company Recursivity asks whether serverside web frameworks are becoming irrelevant. It’s probably premature to ask whether it’s already happening. But I think it’s reasonable to ask whether they could be irrelevant and what it would take to make that happen.
One drawback mentioned at Recursivity is search engine indexing. But one commenter points out that Google already has a guide for making AJAX applications crawlable.
What other issues might there be with such a paradigm? Are you already creating web applications this way? If so, what issues have you faced and what benefits have you reaped?