But having spotted Morfik a few months ago, I know it's going to bring out an AJAX integrated development environment that gives a Web application the ability to follow it's user around, even after disconnecting from the Internet.
It was only last night I was sitting in the 31st floor club penthouse of the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel with Aram Mirkazemi, founder and chief architect of Morfik, listening as he and two Morfik colleagues questioned the ways of American bloggers. Morfik may be about to unveil what proves to be a model for the next development platform but the hyperactivity of the blogging medium left them baffled. This is a company based in Hobart, Tasmania, where you can build solid technology, free from the distractions of who's moving from Microsoft to Google or who is Oracle buying next.
Morfik has added a mobile database to the environment. For a demo project, they created a look-alike of Google Mail that continues to function as your email application after you have disconnected from the Internet. So as you walk through those free wireless service zones coming to San Francisco one day soon, you can keep working on a response to that message you just downloaded, even if you are temporarily out of range of service. Hit Send as you re-enter a service zone.
This dual, connected/unconnected approach has been mastered before. John Landry, chief technology officer at Adesso Systems Inc., springs to mind. But AJAX makes the capabilities broader and simpler and Morfik has packaged them up into a powerful IDE that has the bloggers humming. Still, don't believe everything you read, warns Mirkazemi.