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Monday, August 29, 2005

Pandora and OpenLaszlo

Our just-now-launched music discovery service, Pandora, is an OpenLaszlo application. It wouldn't be fair to finish up our launch without a tip of the hat to the amazing Laszlo team and open source community.

Eight months ago when we sat down to figure out how were were going to deliver a compelling zero-install discovery and listening experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux in record time we considered everything you can imagine: plain old HTML, AJAX, Flex, OpenLaszlo to name just a few. In the end, Laszlo was the clear winner on all fronts. Mature, reliable, and the perfect tool for the job. This outcome was only remarkable in that the decision was made by some of the most capable AJAX developers on the planet. I'll have more to say about Laszlo in another post, but for now I just want to publicly say thanks to the great team at Lazslo. Pandora wouldn't be Pandora without you. (Tags: , , )

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At 3:57 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

I suspected that this was the case. Especially when I saw that all of the information is available in one window, without having to change to another window. Very nice! Would be cool if you added some of the features from the blogbox.com music widget.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

Pandora looks great. I'm curious about it on a musical level, having spent a lot of time with Last.fm. I typed in Lyle Lovett and it started with Cute as a Bug. Sweet! This will be fun.

But also I'm investigating Laszlo, which seems really promising. Any additional posts about Laszlo, your favorite IDE, its downsides, what CMS you're using, etc., will be most welcomed!

 

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