The Web Platform Is the Past, Present, and Future (Grand Ballroom DEFG)

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Keynotes [1 hour]

There have been very few generational platforms: C, C++, Java, the web. As helpful and productive as Java has been in enabling an entire generation of server-side applications, the web platform -- HTML, CSS, and JavaScript -- is the past, present, and future of the truly ubiquitous UI… even in so-called "native" platforms. It is long past time for us to take the web platform seriously.

This talk focuses on the unevenly-distributed future of the web platform. It will help you understand how and why the UI layer is getting smarter, why JavaScript isn't just "assembler for the web," and why this is all good for the server-side programmer.

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