Yahoo! Widgets

I got to do some work with Yahoo! Widgets today at work. It’s a pretty nice system that lets you throw together simple applications that look nice fairly quickly. Of course, you need some graphic design skills (which I lack) if you want it to look really great.

My biggest complaint is the documentation. It’s really quite bad. I hope they’ll adopt a system like PHP’s that allows users to add comments and examples.

I have a feeling that we’re going to see a lot more development platforms that work like this crop up in the future. Maybe this is where Microsoft is going with Sparkle. I should also mention Google’s Sidebar Plug-ins, and Apple’s Dashboard which work in much the same way.