Emerging Technologies

by Alejandro C
Since 2000 the Internet has been through quite a few changes, the article compares the technologies from the year 2000 and 2005 to which new technologies of web design, development, and applications. The comparisons dwell within the browsers to which we use everyday to look at news, applications, articles, information, and so on. Comparisons between netscape, IE, firefox, and safari were all made and how these newer browsers have changed the way people develop pages based on how well the browser is able to process it.

Though many can argue the nature of which browser is the best and which one has the better layouts and such they all implement new technologies which have since been developed and uses since the writing of this article. I do think that most browsers have their respective pros and cons but one must look and see which ones will work for you and work more effectively to what technologies are behind them. Web enabled applications are here to stay and the developers need to tweak and modify existing applications to work with the updating browsers of today.

I do look back at the year 2000 and once looks at the statics pages to which people could go to and get simple information from and not have much interaction. Looking at sites and browse based application today one sees the dynamic nature of information going to peoples computers and mobile devices. Since then these technologies have changed so much one can only look into the future and imagine the greater possibilities that will arise.

Godwin-Jones, B. (2005). Ajax and firefox: New web applications and browsers. Language Learning & Technology, 9(2), 8-8-12. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/61861683?accountid=10357; http://llt.msu.edu/vol9num2/emerging/default.html

2 thoughts on “Emerging Technologies”

  1. I agree with the idea that each browser has it’s pros and cons, but I would say that instead of which one works best for the person it’s more of which one works best for what you want it to do. For example, Google Chrome has an issue with using up a large amount of RAM, yet it has been the fastest for simple browsing on my computer. It’s issue leads to it occasionally crashing though, so for my more robust browsing, or when I am filling out forms, I prefer to use a browser which will crash less. For things like that I use Safari or Firefox.

  2. What’s netscape? JK. I was reading an article today that was stating that most of the new applications are coming ready to work with any of the new browsers out there. I really like google chrome personally and am glad that most of the sites and applications I use work with it. However, this article was stating that the true challenge now is trying to have applications work with older browsers that people don’t quite want to let go.(i.e. Internet Explorer 6, AOL, etc)

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