May 30, 2008

Going down

I really like Sam Ruby's post on scaling down. Scaling down is a key concern of mine too, which is why I'm making this the weekend that my "all the perl I need for a webapp in one use declaration"-module goes onto CPAN.
Microscopic apps with almost zero footprint are a huge idea, it's the luxury version of Jot, the smart wiki that got consumerised into Google Sites.

Here's another super sweet example of scaling down: Jquery can insert the content of a specific DOM element from an external webpage into a specific DOM element on the current page in just one line

$("#links").load("/Main_Page #p-Getting-Started li");

Note the space between url and # - it's not an anchor but a CSS id. Very nice.

Posted by Claus at May 30, 2008 9:11 AM
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