The ever-helpful Ajaxian.com recently brought my attention to this article on JavaWorld.com which discusses the great possiblities and pitfalls if the AJAX phenomenon. Basically, as Peter-Paul Koch says, who will build the new AJAX applications?
However there is a new breed of web developer who are taking up the challenge. Developers who write applications, but who specifically write applications for the web – taking advantage of the massive graphical possibilities of this medium. Designers who care about usability and accessibility, and whose sites aren’t hideous to look at.
It’s an exciting time.