Thursday, April 28, 2005
"This is probably not a big deal to most, but it is a big deal to me, because this AIM has now been re-written from scratch using Boxely, a GUI toolkit that I designed and implemented during my final year at AOL.

Boxely is an XML and Javascript based system for building desktop GUI applications, in the same family as Mozilla's XUL and Microsoft's upcoming Avalon. Just as XUL makes it really simple for people to write browser extensions for Firefox, Boxely makes it easy to write extensions for AIM. I don't know if Skype should be worried yet, but it seems AOL is interested in making AIM an attractive platform for all kinds of communication."