Web 2.0 Expo Brings Criticism, Praise from Web Developers
Joe Hewitt, the developer who built Facebooks web-based iPhone app and its native app, recently posted messages on Twitter complaining about the current state of web development, asking "Why are app stores threatening the web and luring developers like me away from it? Evil proprietary tech is blowing the web away. I want desperately to be a web developer again, but if I have to wait until 2020 for browsers to do what Cocoa [the framework that powers the iPhone OS] can do in 2010, I wont wait."
Alex Russell, one of the developers of Googles Chrome browser, responded that he felt Hewitt's pain, and his sentiments were true two years ago, but web technologies are improving rapidly, stating that "Its not all better yet, but its getting better at a pace that gives me a lot of hope."