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State of Web Development

Dion Almaer (Set Direction), Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com)
12:05pm Friday, 09/19/2008
Topic: Development
Location: 1A08 & 10

The Ajax revolution is complete: Sophisticated JavaScript user interfaces are nearly ubiquitous. Yet, the innovations in the Ajax community continue. However, as we take a look back at why Ajax took off, we realize how important the user experience it is. As developers we often talk more about the engine than the car itself.

In this talk, Dion and Ben discuss the latest developments, including multithreaded JavaScript technology-powered UIs, robust offline storage, choosing the right Ajax/JavaScript technology framework, Ajax outside of the browser, and more.

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Dion Almaer

Set Direction

Dion Almaer is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community. Dion is part of the Google Developer Programs group, which enables him to work with developer facing technology. Dion has been writing rich web applications from the beginning, and is a columnist on Enterprise Java topics at openxource.com, onjava.com, TheServerSide.com, and of course his blog at almaer.com/blog. He enjoys writing, and speaking at events such as JavaOne, JavaPolis, TheServerSide Symposium, and the No Fluff Just Stuff symposium tour. He also participates on the Java Community Process expert groups, and the open source community as a whole.

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Ben Galbraith

Walmart.com