On a personal note: HTTP and HTML are getting so overloaded with stuff... IMHO
^ This, with a vengeance. I hate writing web applications. It's my job, but I hate it. I hate having to ditch smooth development of rich desktop applications in favor of having to write unreliable hacks in a language that's intended to display pages about
cats rather than serve as an application framework. In order to work around the many disadvantages web applications have over rich client applications, we keep stacking more and more stuff on it, like AJAX and whatnot, and it just becomes more and more of
an unworkable mess.
So because we've all collectively decided that we should just keep adding to these awful outdated technologies to bring applications to the web, my job consists of pushing a dead horse over a finish line, using a wobbly wheelbarrow. Every. Single. Day.
Lately, I've opted to to try and automate our development process rather than write more web stuff. I'm actually
preferring having to wrestle with the EnvDTE namespaces, rather than writing for the web. It's that bad.