Friday, July 25, 2008

Application Development 2.0

By now, you know what Web 2.0 means, and have no doubt been saturated with the term. Well, here’s a term you may not have heard of: Application Development 2.0.

As you might have guessed, application development 2.0 involves applying web 2.0 concepts to application development. According to this article in, there are 5 ways to do that:

  1. Involve users in quality assurance

  2. Keep it simple

  3. Build quickly

  4. Release early and often

  5. Let users decide new features
In short, application development 2.0 is all about the users. The developer must receive input from users and then work quickly to give the users what they want. As a result, many are abandoning the more powerful (but more difficult) languages such as Java, and using dynamic scripting languages for the sake of speed.

However, some people like to get the best of both worlds. This developer found a way to use Java to create feature-rich applications faster than dynamic scripting languages. Find out how he did it>>


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