Basically, it was the anti-techcrunch, picking wholes in all the shitty web2.0 applications and their non-existent business models.
So in time honored tradition I’m going to emulate their once great blog with a rant about Jaxer
AJAX server? With “native” css? WTF!!
That has to be the buzzwordiest webserver I’ve ever heard of!
And who ever serves ajax? Isn’t it supposed to be a client side technique?
“Access existing pages written in other languages like PHP, Java, or Ruby on Rails”
A html/json/xml page produced by any language is still just a html/json/xml page, even their example uses json, which as it happens, is not php!
Well doesn’t that sound like the most secure site in the world, and I thought sql in your wordpress templates was bad!
“Write entire applications or presentation layers in Ajax
Your client code, your server code, and even shared code can all be written using the Ajax skills you already have.
Has anyone told these guys about separation of content? Although this is coming from a website which has inline css and table based design, maybe I’m expecting too much from them?
True “single page applications” are now possible, as well as full-featured end-to-end-Ajax web applications and rich presentation layers against your current back-end.”
And finally a quote from Greg Wilkins, CTO of WebTide, whose website’s meta description looks like this:
Webtide java web server experts Jetty servlet ajax bayeux cometd asynchronous threads open source support developers performance pro management webapp web 2.0
It’s a good thing jaxar is open source, otherwise you could have be fooled into thinking they were trying to con VC out of their cash!
Let the FAIL’s begin!