Can you give a brief synopsis of laszlo for one who has never heard of it? What is it other than just a mentioning of several other tachnologies that play well together?
But if the authors of books about AJAX only had XMLHttpRequest to talk about, they wouldn't have enough material for a whole book .
So what's the core of laszio all about? [ January 22, 2008: Message edited by: john prieur ]
Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza, M.S., LSSBB, SCEA, SCBCD, SCWCD, SCJP/1.6, IBM OOAD, SCSA
The key to Laszlo is that it supports horizontal and vertical communication, which allows applications to have a cinematic user experience.
Now that might initially sound like a lot of marketing talk, but let me explain why it is important. Look at any of Laszlo's sample applications, say LzPix at http://www.openlaszlo.org/demos. Notice that all of the displayed objects and icons are cognizant of one another, and will resize to accommodate any changes. This type of user interface is referred to in Laszlo marketing as a cinematic user experience and is similiar to the iPhone's interface. Supporting this level of interaction requires lots of communication between the displayed objects (horizontal) and their supporting data residing in datasets (vertical).
Juan Rolando Prieur-Reza
Joined: Jun 20, 2003
Norman, Thanks for the clear and concise answer to my question; just the right breadth and depth of information [ January 23, 2008: Message edited by: john prieur ]