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examining the unexamined life of software

jsEverywhere: End-to-End W3C APIs by Alexandre Morgaut

Alexandre is giving a great overview of the history of JavaScript, popular API’s, and the role of W3C and other standards bodies. He gives a shoutout to Kevin Dangoor for CommonJS, then proposes the idea that remote CommonJS processes can … Continue reading

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jsEverywhere: Single Page Applications, Josh Powell

Josh Powell is giving a great talk about how to make single page web applications with JavaScript. The main focus is on how to break free of the web 1.0 tyranny of doing a page load for every new piece … Continue reading

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Firefox Aurora Marketplace for Android available now

Earlier this month, Mozilla announced the Firefox Aurora Marketplace release. We’re hoping that Aurora users, our awesome early adopters, will go experience the Firefox Marketplace on their Android phones and let us know what they think. Our goal is to … Continue reading

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David Kaneda and Josh Clark @ DevCon5 NYC

This session has David and Josh riffing about designing for mobile. Device context is different from User Context. Just because you know they have a small screen, you don’t know whether they’re focused or distracted, having a short or a … Continue reading

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Allan De Consta Pinto (Microsoft) @ DevCon5 NYC

Allen is a technical evangelist, he’s here to talk about building native Windows 8 Apps with HTML. He emphasizes that Windows 8 makes Touch and the Windows Store first-class citizens. Nice detail: you can set up a visual gesture password … Continue reading

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Caridy Patino @ DevCon5 NYC

Caridy describes how Yahoo! built Axis on three different platforms using Mojito. He talked a lot about lessons learned while building a complex UX on iOS, Android, and Chrome desktop. Build mobile products atop platforms designed for mobile products, lest … Continue reading

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Tyler Smith (AppMobi) @ DevCon5 NYC

Tyler Smith talks about how to make great cross-platform games with HTML5 * Research and choose an HTML5 game engine (see bebraw’s excellent list at github) based on features you need, size, cost, and mobile compatibility. Beware of open source … Continue reading

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David Kaneda @ DevCon5 NYC

David Kaneda is talking at DevCon5 NYC talking about cross-device development: * You only get access to four touch events on most devices right now. See Boris Smus’s pointer.js as a nice abstraction layer. Enhance your hit radius for touch … Continue reading

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Greetings from DevCon5 NYC

Greetings from DevCon5 NYC. Our morning starts with Peter Lubbers giving an HTML5 overview. He’s reminding us about some important fundamentals: * Web Origins (see RFC 6454) are everywhere. You need to understand not only how they regulate JavaScript execution, … Continue reading

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Jeff Atwood’s PHP Singularity

I recommend this great essay by Jeff Atwood about the horribleness of PHP and what to do about it. I first encountered PHP when I did the second implementation of birdwalker.com, my website for birding field notes and photos. I … Continue reading

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