Videos tagged with Yahoo!


Douglas Crockford: JavaScript: The Good Parts

Douglas Crockford: JavaScript: The Good Parts

Posted in Development, Web Technologies, Companies, Conferences

In this talk from 2007, Douglas Crockford takes us on a journey through the lens of his own personal experience with JavaScript — a journey from deep skepticism about a flawed, half-baked scripting language in the earliest days to a growing affection for what is now a still-flawed but surprisingly beautiful and powerful language that has "radically changed my way of thinking about programming l...

Tags: douglas crockford, Javascript, Programming, frontend engineering, Webdev, YUI, Yahoo!, YUI Theater, Techtalks



Joe Hewitt: An Introduction to iUI

Joe Hewitt: An Introduction to iUI

Posted in Mobile, Development, Web Technologies, Companies, Conferences

Joe Hewitt, co-founder of the Firefox project and author of the popular Firebug extension to Firefox, stopped by Yahoo! in 2007 to talk about his latest creation: the iUI JavaScript/CSS library that allows developers to build web applications that emulate the visual language native iPhone applications.

Tags: joe hewitt, iui, iPhone, Mobile, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Webdev, frontend engineering, YUI, Yahoo!, ...



Shawn Henry: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Update

Shawn Henry: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Update

Posted in Web Technologies, Development, Companies, Conferences

Shawn Lawton Henry stopped by in 2007 to give us an update on the standards produced by W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative at Yahoo's European headquarters in London. Where the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 are very precise and contain a number of technical requirements that might be outdated, WCAG 2.0 takes a much more user-oriented approach. In her presentation, Shawn looks ...

Tags: shawn henry, Accessibility, wcag, w3c, standards, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Webdev, frontend engineering, YUI, ...




Joseph Smarr: High-Performance JavaScript - Why Everything You've Been Taught is Wrong

Joseph Smarr: High-Performance JavaScript - Why Everything You've Been Taught is Wrong

Posted in Development, Web Technologies, Companies, Conferences

Joseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect at Plaxo, Inc., gave this talk at Yahoo! in 2007. In the course of building Plaxo 3.0, which involved an ambitious foray into rich internet application design, Joseph and his team learned a host of lessons about the importance of performance and the means by which it can be achieved. Many of those lessons ("premature optimization is the root of all evil") ...

Tags: joseph smarr, Javascript, Performance, AJAX, HTML, CSS, Webdev, frontend engineering, Plaxo, YUI, Yahoo!, ...




Douglas Crockford: Web Forward

Douglas Crockford: Web Forward

Posted in Development, Web Technologies, Companies, Conferences

Douglas Crockford keynoted the 2008 Frontend Engineering Summit at Yahoo!. In this talk, he proposes that the standards processes have stagnated, leaving us with an inadequate platform and no orderly mechanism for improving it. The solution, he suggests, is a disorderly mechanism: another browser war. In a new browser war, the web engineering community will face short-term pain but the Web's la...

Tags: douglas crockford, Javascript, HTML, CSS, web standards, standards, w3c, ecmascript, Webdev, frontend engineering, YUI, ...