I suppose I should first do some research to see if the wiki server that comes with Leopard Server is open-source or licensed or whatever, but for now, suffice it to say that it erases every last nasty thing about contributing to a wiki.
Very nice. My world should change significantly after .Mac transfers to Mobile Me.
As for my own development, well, someone with the experience to speak on such matters offered the following advice:
- Computationally expensive
- Graphically intensive.
If your requirements include any of those things, write a native (Cocoa) app. If none do, write a web app.
I’ve never much liked anything to do with a serious application inside a browser window. I never EVER write long pieces in a web text field for fear of losing it all (e.g., I have used a blogging client—two, now—ever since I started blogging). For those of you keeping blogs, I highly recommend ecto and MarsEdit (oh, and check out Red Sweater Software’s other offerings. Daniel Jalkut is a brilliant developer.)
There’s so much more you can do with a local client than in a blogger or typepad web editor, like add Amazon references or graphics by a built-in search function. And indie developers are some of the best out there.
For example, Wil Shipley of Delicious Software is the smartest man on earth (and probably a space alien—he’d have to be). If you’re not a Mac user, go to an Apple store—or find a friend who’s a Mac user—and download the demo of Delicious Library. Oh, and bring a book or a CD or DVD with you just to try out the built-in barcode scanning. If this app doesn’t make you want a Mac yesterday, well, Microsoft has won.