Now we have Ajaxian Blog, a blog devoted to all things Ajax. Basically, Ajax is inspiring a renaissance in the construction of web applications, and Ajaxian is helping to track it all.
The current explosion in Ajax use is a bit of a mystery to me. I understand why people are jazzed about it, but why did it take so long? The tools have been lying around for ages. I worked at Blue Ripple where Mark Judd and Mike McGlynn were basically doing all of this stuff in 2000-2001. Is there something new that enables this explosion of use, or was the time just right for everyone to catch on? Maybe Google showing it off to such good effect has lit a fire under everyone. I don't mean to sound like an old grouch, I just wonder if I missed something: is there something truly new about Ajax?