Ajaxian Command Prompt
In the weeks before our Ajax presentation at the recent TheServerSide.com java Symposium (note that Ajax is not mentioned in the talk description; we proposed the talk long before the term Ajax came into Vogue), Dion and I tossed around ideas for compelling demos. Dion had the idea of an ajaxian shell interface, allowing complete access to a machine from the web (security disclaimers apply).
And, a few months later, someone actually created one. Cool! Igor Afanasyev sent in a link to his ajax command prompt. It's a pretty cool demo of the type of experience that can be emulated in the web:
I tried to experiment today with this ajax-buzz stuff,
and made a simple though interesting ajax-powered web-based shell:
Forget port 22 ... now all you need is port 80 and you're good to go. Better yet, directly port old green screen apps to the web!
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