Why Central Matters Editorial Discussion

So last night, Phillip Kerman posted a link to the editorial I wrote for MX Developer’s Journal. I was curious if he really did like it as I’m insecure about a lot of people’s feelings for Central. It’s cut and dry with other technologies, and since Central is so new, I’ve been trying to be, on purpose, more sensitive to understand people’s reactions and try to understand where they are coming from.

I went back to read what I wrote to see if his comments coincided positively with what I wrote, or, as a professional writer, he was bringing to our attention some glaring error I (or the editors) had missed. I have yet to take JD’s advice, and get the point quickly.

I then noticed that you could give feedback on the article. I didn’t know this, and saw that someone had. It was interesting that it had the typical response of not knowing what Central was buried in the middle, but additionally, it was a perspective of web applications I hadn’t heard before, so it was a good read. I tried to respond the best I could as we both are definately from different perspectives with different opinions on what the web does for us, for users, and where it’s going.

Anyway, if you have thoughts, if you could leave them here or there, I’d appreciate it.

Why Central Matters

3 Replies to “Why Central Matters Editorial Discussion”

  1. I don’t know….

    I think that we’ll progressively abandon the browser ( in fact we’re doing it now, at least I’m doing it ), and I like the way that the component architecture is implemented ( you can build a complex application that weights only 10 Kb ), but….

    I know it’s still a developer’s release, so the performance issues ( at least I suffer them ) will disspear from the following version, and I know that, as a emerging technology, well, it’s emerging, so there are not too many applications yet. And all the applications look exactly the same. I know it’s because of consistency ( does that word exist? ), but what I always loved about flash was the fact that you were completely free to do what you wanted to do, and make it look like exactly as you wanted to.

    As a developer, I see it as an opportunity. Maybe not know, but probably tomorrow.

    So, I have mixed feelings.

  2. Just for the record, I wouldn’t make a negative comment unless I thought it would be constructive too. So… I mentioned it because I thought you had some good arguments in the article.

    Any comment about Central is either: speculative (and open to interpretation) or based on the current version (which really isn’t “done”). Your article was the first in print that I’ve seen to go into what Central MEANS.

    I wouldn’t over analyze it.

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