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Poll Update: Mozilla, Google Favored Over Adobe, Microsoft for Web App Deployment Platforms

We’re midway through the week and this week’s poll has thrown up some interesting results so far. We asked: among the big Internet companies/orgs, whose web app deployment platform do you like best? Frankly I was expecting Adobe and Microsoft to top the poll, as Apollo and Silverlight have gotten a great deal of attention lately. But instead, it’s Mozilla (which as yet hasn’t even got a platform! — but they could get one) and Google (which mostly relies on Ajax and the browser). Poor old Sun doesn’t seem to have many supporters so far. Why? Perhaps because they’re seen to be re-inventing the wheel (i.e. Ajax)?

I’d suggest then that the takeaway from the results so far is that people a) want the browser to remain the main platform for deploying web apps; and b) preferably they’d like it to be open source.

Here are the results so far. We’ve had 470 votes up till time of publishing this post, but there are still 3 days left in the week – so have your say by voting below.

Qst: Whose vision of web app deployment do you like the best?

Mozilla (open source, microformats, browser-based) 35% (166 votes)

Google (Ajax, mostly browser-based) 29% (135 votes)

Adobe (Apollo, browser/desktop) 22% (102 votes)

Microsoft (Silverlight, DotNet, browser/desktop) 11% (50 votes)

Sun (JavaFX, alternative to Ajax, browser/desktop) 2% (10 votes)

Other (please note in comments) 1% (7 votes)

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