2008 Wishlist

Here are 5 things I would love to see happen in 2008:

openid becomes mainstream. I am tired of creating new accounts and having to remember passwords. I am hoping that Oracle buys LinkedIn and use it as a tool to become an OpenID leader.

<video> and gears. I have blogged about this in the past. I would love to see <video> become available in browsers. I would also love to see something like gears become widely available (more for the async processing and the encapsulation than the off-line and db support).

webkit extensibility. With Android, iPhone and great technical execution, Webkit has found a way to get back into the browser war. There is only one thing missing: a clean extensibility framework. It will be interesting to see Firefox and WebKit battling and pushing the limits of the Open Web.

bye bye wsdl and soap. It is time to depricate wsdl and soap and have everyone focus on restful json services as the foundation for publishing and integrating data on and across the web. This will be the opportunity to re-invent SOA – into something significantly simpler and more ubiquitous. This is a huge opportunity for Salesforce.com whose next challenge is to become a hosted integration platform.

apple ultra-portable. ok…that one is selfish. But I am just so ready to run feeddo on a apple 13″ laptop with multi-touch support. Pleeeeaaaaase.

On the behalf of the entire DevHD team: Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing you on 2008 for some serious fun!

Updated on January 15th: Apple announced the MacBook Air. The thinnest notebook! The touchpad has some of the multi-touch gestures integrated. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for those events to bubble up in Firefox 3 and webkit! Nice…

Updated on January 17th: Yahoo announces support for OpenID. Kudos and thank you!

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