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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Google Maps UK! (via) That didn’t take long. I can’t wait for them to add satellite photos from Keyhole. # 9:09 am

The Strange Zen of JavaScript: Odd and ends. Ajax is succeeding where others failed: in making DHTML popular. # 7:10 am

Why the term Ajax is useful

Software design patterns are useful mainly because they provide a shared vocabulary: rather than discussing the intimate details of a three layered application architecture, we say “MVC”. Rather than describing an object that tracks your progress while looping over a collection, we say “Iterator”.

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