Development Tools for the Open Web

Posted in Companies, Conferences, Development on April 03, 2009


Development Tools for the Open Web

Summary
Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith open with a definition of the Open Web, the tension arising from multiple Web technologies, the diversity and "polyphony" of Open Source, the future of Web development tools, and the debate associated with the possible evolution of Javascript. The potential impact of HTML 5 on tool and Web development in general is discussed.

Bio
Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith lead the Google Developer's Tool Lab. Both have a long commitment to open source and both have made extensive contributions to the Ajax community. They co-founded Ajaxian.com. Although they have separate careers, they are long time collaborators.

About the conference
QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community. QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Tags: Google, Interview, InfoQ, Architecture, Open-Source, Artifacts & Tools, QCon, Programming, QCon San Francisco 2008, Interviews, Open Web, Broadcasting, Development, Companies