Google seems to read people’s minds and to truly show how it cares for the ones seeking online information, it makes striking revelations in its new avatar of Google Reader. The new features include the stunning new and much awaited feature – Feed Search and a collapsible sidebar separator. On a personal note I had craved for searching some of my feed archives and failing to find the much needed information right away.
The official Google Reader Blog announces the delightful news,
That’s right, search is finally in Google Reader. Now you can find that that apricot recipe you came across a few months ago and now have a craving for. Or perhaps you’d like to search for “ipod” so that you can read at once all the posts in your subscriptions that mention today’s announcements.
I have almost above 100 sites listed in my feeds and saving the URL’s whenever I found exciting information was a thing out of reach. It was also time consuming to add each of the links into my del.icio.us account. The craving has finally ended and the lord has showered glory on my online wealth. The Google Reader Search is here. And mind you it is not simple as Google sometimes appears to be. On the contrary it is stunning and leaves a striking impression if you too craved for it from a long time.
This time its not a single search box as the Google homepage has. There are Read the rest of this entry »
I have for long wanted to trace the story behind the evolution of the AJAX technology. Did I just say “technology”; many bloggers might want to thrash me for referring AJAX to being a technology because I have come across heated arguments between bloggers who actually know what made the existence of AJAX as we see today. There are vendors who make AJAX sound lucrative as a new technology for luring some hapless customers into buying their products which are now running the hot property called AJAX into their applications. Surely the customers be lured but its still a mystery to me as to how this has taken place silently in the hoods without the inventor not giving in a fight. Are the patent issues gone with the wind or are proprietary concepts being diluted when they fall in the web domain.
I wont be starting a wasted discussion on who are fighting for whom and what is right or what is wrong. I am here to let the world know what exactly went in through to making AJAX a reality. All the glossy and stylish looking animation and effects, asynchronous pull down data from the server, the added interactivity, the loads of frameworks that spring up every single day, the commercial AJAX developing IDE’s, the server side code generators for AJAX web applications, the mashups that people across the globe do to change the face of the web today all come down to a single object which was created for a purpose which was actually apart from what it is being used for. This was the start of the AJAX story.
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