[LINK] Silverlight application, Popfly

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Feb 11 06:40:01 EST 2008

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> Mashups Are Breaking the Mold at Microsoft 
> By J MARKOFF <www.nytimes.com>
> Published:  February 10, 2008

Mashups have major security problems. Google turned up over
150,000 articles about same.

This phenomenon sounds suspiciously similar to millions of
monkeys typing on keyboards in an attempt to produce something

Plug-in and drag 'n' drop programing is not new. It is simply
new to the web. But what has not been revealed in the article
is often component "glue" in the form of programming fu
(nous) is required to make components interact with each
other correctly.

Yeah, I once watched someone drag n drop a "browser component"
into a Delphi workspace windows. Voila! A new web browser to
take on the likes of Netscape and Internet Explorer.!Not.
A weak piece of componentry that was totally inadequate for
its intended job.

Methinks this is yet another novelty aimed at the me-too gadgetry
generation that will have minimal if any use in the enterprise.
Hey, but then again, the CEO of IBM predicted the need for
only five or six computers worldwide back in the 1940's. So I
could be wrong.


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

Tis the dream of each programmer before his life is done,
To write three lines of APL and make the damn thing run. 

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