Will Adobe buying Macromedia lead to Fireworks?

I heard this morning that Adobe are to Acquire Macromedia for $3.4 Billion. Adobe, whose products include the industry standard graphics software, Photoshop, and the pdf format, will now own the Flash format and add the standard web page editor Dreamweaver and graphics packages Fireworks and Freehand to its offerings. While I’ve no gripe with… Continue reading Will Adobe buying Macromedia lead to Fireworks?

Ajax – Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

I’m glad I remembered to read last Friday’s technology pages in The Irish Times. Danny O’Brien‘s column was about the new approach to building web applications called Ajax. It’s the reason Google’s newest offerings, like Google Maps and Gmail, function so smoothly, resembling desktop applications rather than the traditional request and wait web model. Adaptive… Continue reading Ajax – Asynchronous JavaScript and XML