JSON and AJAX
[Ok, Jeremy, requested a fuller post on JSON, so I thought I would comply, and try to do the brain dump].
As mentioned before, I recently ran into some compatibility issues; specifically with the Mac. My JAAJAX Library as you all know uses pure XML because… hey, it’s XML… XML rules! (just call me JayXML… although that nickname might be trademarked <grin />). Seriously, XML is great for transferring data between systems. So it seemed like the perfect answer for AJAX (note: that the X is for XML).
So when everything broke on the Mac it was back to the drawing board. ...
JSON on XMLHTTP
So this week had a painful technology ending… I’m preparing a site for a beta launch. My check list for Friday had an item on the list.: Test Ajax on the Mac (using Safari). We had been testing the Mac all through our dev cycle, but somehow I managed to not test the couple of places I’m using jaajax to enable AJAX callbacks. In the process I discovered a very important thing (and I hope I’m wrong). Sarissa.js doesn’t work with the Mac. Or rather if you are using Sarissa DOMParser for consistent XML XPathing, you will discover that Safari doesn’t...
Is your first (second, third,... tenth) Offshoring attempt DOOMed?
Ben’s post made me think about something I’ve been meaning to write about. I recently left a company (who shall remain nameless to protect me from lawsuits… if you remember the name keep it to yourself) that was trying to do offshoring because someone at a much higher level than CIO had read all the hype that it was cheaper, and was demanding that IT prove that they were cost effective by investigating and hiring a company for offshore work. I would tell you the name of the offshore company (and they are one of the better ones I’m told), but lawsuits… remember??