Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
You've heard about the real-time communication and collaboration tool Google Wave, but did you know that wave is actually a technology, not a product? In this audio lecture from the Emerging Communications Conference (eComm) 2009, David Wang, one of the lead architects of Google Wave, tells us how any organization can be its own wave provider. Wang discusses an open federation protocol.
Is the web entering a dark time of struggle and strife? Tim O'Reilly reflects on the astonishing power of the early internet as an open platform, and worries that escalating competition between large companies may drive it towards a battle ground of locked down services and proprietary data. This atmosphere of "mutually assured destruction" is not inevitable. Tim thinks web 2.0 companies will ultimately succeed if they stick to their core strengths, stay open, and embrace the "small pieces loosely joined" philosophy.
Clayton Miller discusses his project 10/GUI, in which he is attempting to develop a new paradigm for the graphical user interface.
David Kaneda discusses JQTouch, a jQuery plugin for mobile web development, optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. He reviews the background of the project as well as why he chose this way to create the plugin. He also talks about his work with the WebKit browsing engine.
Joel and Jeff discuss the Stack Overflow Careers philosophy, online community growth patterns, and how to tell if you're Sid Meier or not.
Google Wave is early in its introduction and testing phase. In this presentation from the 2009 Emerging Communications Conference, Stephanie Hannon, along with Lars Rasmussen, leads this highly interactive demo and Q&A session, giving attendees a look at Wave's features, profile, and direction.
Jerry Michalski demonstrates the user interface and features of TheBrain, a concept-map application for your mind. He takes questions from the audience which delve into the deeper implications, uses, and future of the software.
For twelve years, Michalski has recorded, connected, and added links to over 112,000 of his thoughts in TheBrain, so he's well placed to discuss how the application helps him organize and access his ideas and how it affects his lifestyle.
Joel and Jeff sit down with sysadmin extraordinaire Tom Limoncelli of Everything Sysadmin to discuss IPV6, dumb things for System Administrators to check, and the sysadmin community as reflected in Server Fault.
In this conversation with Martin Hepp, host Jon Udell explores GoodRelations, the e-commerce ontology that was also discussed in an earlier interview with Kingsley Idehen. When annotated using GoodRelations, pages describing products and services can be found and compared far more effectively than is possible on today's web.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates backstage at the Business of Software 2009 conference.