The Ajax revolution saw a sea change in web application development. By taking advantage of long-dormant browser capabilities, we were able to take our craft to new levels with HTML5—reinventing well-established genres, challenging desktop applications, and jump-starting a renaissance in web start-ups.
So what happens when we have new browser features to exploit? This session explores some of the latest shiny toys we can play with—potentially disruptive technologies largely packaged under the HTML 5 banner that just might upset the status quo once again.
Tom Hughes-Croucher is the CTO at Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform. Tom loves helping people change the world every single day. Previously, he founded Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helped make their clients’ (Walmart, Nexenta, MySpace, Comcast, the New York Times, etc.) Internet applications really fast. Tom has also worked at Joyent on the Node.js team, at Yahoo!, and a range of other startups.
Tom is the coauthor of the O’Reilly book Up and Running with Node.js and has contributed to a number of web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three UK, and the UK’s Channel 4 Television.
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