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Presentation: "Web Development: You're Doing it Wrong"

Track: The Developer Track / Time: Wednesday 10:20 - 11:10 / Location: Whittle Room

Abstract: Even without any sort of programming framework with lots of abstraction layers and fancy tooling, the Web platform is one of the most powerful environments for distributed and collaborative systems. If, that is, we actually /use/ it instead of continuously /abusing/ it through trying to turn it into something it's not. In this session, we'll challenge many commonly-held assumptions about how to best develop web applications. Even though we'll briefly touch the REST architectural style, most of the time will be spent discussing the strengths and ideal roles for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and their connection to the Web's core standards, HTTP and URIs. We'll see how a focus on simplicity and moderate use of technologies can lead to great applications that integrate well, scale well, are fun to develop, and are maintainable in the long run.

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Stefan Tilkov, SOA and REST authority, innoQ founder

Stefan Tilkov

Biography: Stefan Tilkov

Stefan is a founder and principal consultant at innoQ, where he spends his time alternating between advising customers on new technologies and taking the blame from his co-workers for doing so. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and author of numerous articles.

Twitter: @stilkov