Microsoft and Google join OpenAjaxAlliance
I missed this yesterday, but biggish news in the Ajax-o-sphere - Brad Abrams and Brandon Le Roy announced Microsoft is joining the OpenAjaxAlliance. From the press release:
""Microsoft is joining the OpenAJAX Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders to help evolve AJAX-style development by ensuring a high degree of interoperability," said Keith Smith, group product manager of the Core Web Platform & Tools to UX Web/Client Platform & Tools team at Microsoft Corp. "By joining OpenAJAX, Microsoft is continuing its commitment to empower Web developers with technology that works cross-browser and cross-platform.""
This OpenAjaxAlliance blog post also mentioned the confirmation of Google's membership, joining a growing number of Ajax players (full list here).
In case you are wondering what the OpenAjaxAlliance is, here is the blurb on their site:
"The OpenAjaxAlliance is an organization of vendors, open-source initiatives and Web developers dedicated to the successful adoption of open and interoperable Ajax-based Web technologies. The alliance's prime objective is to accelerate customer success with Ajax by improving the customer's ability to mix and match solutions from Ajax technology providers and helping to drive the future of the Ajax ecosystem. "
In a nutshell, Interop.
Thanks to Tommy for the heads-up.