Category Archives: Trip Reports

Video of my YUIConf talk about open web app development

The YUIConf folks have just posted their recording of a talk I gave there last year. I had planned to talk generally about the Firefox Marketplace, how it differs from other app stores, and how those differences create an overall … Continue reading

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DevCon5 — on learning from games, Monty Sharma, Mass Unity

Monty Sharma gave a great talk this morning at DevCon5 about the current trends in games and what the rest of us can learn from them. He centers on three big ideas: Free-to-Play. Find a way to let dedicated users … Continue reading

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jsEverywhere: From Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery by Morten Nielsen

Morten‘s presentation is a hilarious, compelling fable of what happens when a .NET shop relying on manual processes becomes a victim of its own success and ends up with an exploding number of software versions in the field. The fable … Continue reading

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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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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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