Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Imagine a world in which a single runtime application dynamically publishes your content and services to the mobile, desktop and TV screens. In this eComm 2009 presentation Anup Murarka, Director of Technical Marketing for Mobile and Devices at Adobe, tells developers this dream is becoming a reality, thanks to the efforts of The Open Screen Project - an industry-wide initiative led by Adobe.
What's on the O'Reilly Radar this year? In this OSCON keynote Tim O'Reilly, co-founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc., peers into the crystal ball to foretell a future of sensor driven interfaces combining with co-operating cloud databases; the unlikely emergence of Government as an ally of open data platforms; and a rethinking of Gov 2.0 as a platform and means for collective action.
The first SpokenWord.org town-hall meeting conference call was held on August 27, 2009. Included in the discussion: a review of the most-requested new features, a discussion of the new APIs and new strategic directions for the site.
Silona Bonewald discusses the issue of data and how it can be used and shared. Beginning with how it is used or misused by banks, she reviews the problems of transparent vs. accessible data and talks about how defining the terms is likely part of the problem. She also discusses the concepts behind open government.
Silona Bonewald wishes that every government website would offer stable permalinks for all published documents. In this conversation with host Jon Udell, she describes her proposal for making that wish come true.
Joel and Jeff discuss lessons from a year of building Stack Overflow, the mysteries of COBOL, some YSlow website optimizations, and magic numbers.
For those who thought Microsoft had become a sleeping giant resting on the laurels of its popular Office franchise, Stephen Elop has news for you. In this frank discussion with Tim O'Reilly, Elop discusses Microsoft's intention to embrace interoperability and apply the results to its business model.
HTTPWatch is a commercial add-in for Internet Explorer that provides detailed statistics on HTTP traffic. In this presentation from the 2008 Velocity conference, Simon Perkins of Simtec Limited demos HTTPWatch and outlines its key features, including the ability to see the effect of local caching and HTTPS traffic before it is encrypted.
Joel and Jeff discuss the disappointment of Google AdWords, the difference in skillset between programmers and testers, and the value of standards groups to working programmers.
One drawback of most maps is that they only show two dimensions. In this program from Where 2.0, Brandon Martin-Anderson discusses examples of maps which attempt to depict events in three or four dimensions.