Dashboard and a new generation of developers.

John Gruber writes in his (to be expected) excellent review of the Dashboard/Konfabulator situation:

In terms of attracting hobbyist-level developers, Dashboard is going to be an order of magnitude more approachable than Cocoa application development. If you know HTML and CSS, you can design a gadget layout. If you know JavaScript, you can program a gadget.

I can’t think of any possible way that gadget development could be based on something that would enable more Mac nerds to get up and running writing their own gadgets.

Oh boy, there goes the barrier to entry. Every HTML/CSS/JS hacker wanna-be suddenly becomes an OS X gadget developer. Get ready VersionTracker.

Agree? Disagree? What do you think?

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