Last week I announced
ajaxWrite, a novel Internet-loaded
application that looks and operates like a traditional desktop
application and allows you to open and edit Microsoft
Little did I
know it would trigger a massive wave of users drowning our servers
making them sluggish or non-responsive. What was billed as a 6-second
loading time became a minute or longer the first day and
half until we could quadruple our
initial capacity. These new
servers allowed us to raise the file size we could import from 300KB to
3MB. During the launch, we
also tracked down some bugs
primarily with "Save As" feature. The good news is we fixed them and
subsequent users received
the benefit immediately since the software is download as it is used,
which illustrates the benefit of ajax-delivered programs.
the last 6 days, more than 500,000 documents have been created
with ajaxWrite, including a report on
William Shakespeare written by my son for a grade school assignment.
I'm confident that the launch of ajaxWrite was the
biggest in history for a new word
processor. If you haven't tried it yet or didn't have a
satisfying experience last week, I encourage you to try it now. Visit ajaxWrite.com
and click the ajaxWrite icon.
promised we're announcing a new product on Wednesday of each week at ajaxLaunch.com.
(You can sign
up for the mailing list there to get priority notification.) This
week we're unveiling ajaxSketch. It's an object-oriented drawing
program suitable for creating flow charts, org charts, simple diagrams,
maps, etc. ajaxSketch can open, edit and save files in SVG, an open
standard graphic format, making it compatible with Adobe Illustrator,
Microsoft Visio, Open Office Draw, Corel Draw, Inkscape, and many
others, all of which support SVG. Additionally, there are growing
of SVG documents with liberal-use licenses, such as OpenClipArt.org.
ajaxSketch today doesn't compare with
the more mature drawing programs,
but it does provide basic object design and text tools and serves as a
quick way to examine and edit existing SVG documents.
to ajaxWrite, ajaxSketch doesn't require a download or
installation process thanks to ajax technology. A single click will
load a drawing program with custom menus, tools and dialog boxes. It's
not even required to register. (Note: ajaxSketch
handle the anticipated traffic on the site, we've launched both
European and US servers.
Although ajaxSketch is a mere 400K, you'll want to select the server
closest to you for quickest loading. We hope we have the server
capacity to serve all interested parties in a prompt fashion this time.
you've given ajaxSketch a try, please visit our forum at
Your input on features you would like to see in future releases or bugs you've experienced will help shape this
young drawing program.
and ajaxSketch show the world what is possible. Software can be a
cost or free service available to everyone on any computer platform,
loaded instantly when you want it with no hassles.
Exciting, ain't it?
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