Posted on 27/9/10 by Felix Geisendörfer
Node was in the air and managed to infiltrate a big part of the conference. But I also got a kick out of some of the fantastic frontend talks.
Microsoft was hard at work trying to convince developers that IE9 is going to be the real deal, but Douglas Crockford seemed skeptical, getting into a bit of a fight with one of the Microsoft representative during his talk. The efforts they are putting into making canvas fast seem good, but I'm skeptical if they can finally deliver an all-around decent browser.
Palm was showing of their new node-powered WebOS stuff, and if all works out I'll soon have a device which I'm looking forward to play with.
Ryan gave a presentation on a few of the problems the node projects needs to overcome in the near future, and Jed pulled of one of the best presentations I've seen at a conference so far - I'm very much looking forward to playing with his new version of fab.
I gave a talk about dirty, which is a tiny key-value store I've written in node.js, basically to test the waters for writing more serious databases with node. If you're interested in it, you can checkout the slides or download them directly.
Another fantastic part of the conference was getting the chance to meet some fantastic new people such as:
- Bryan Cantrill - He works with ryan at joyent and is one of the dtrace authors
- Philip Hofstetter - He is using node-paperboy to run tempalias.com
- Erik Corry - A member of the v8 team
- Mark Mayo - The node hosting stuff they do at Joyent is really fantastic
- Nicole Sullivan - She does object oriented css and is working on a cool CSS lint tool
- Tobias Schneider - The crazy guy who ports flash to JS
- Blaine Cook - Former twitter hacker and co-creator of OAuth
My brain is still somewhat damaged from partying until 5am last night, so the above list is missing a bunch of other people I really enjoyed meeting as well.
And of course we were also spreading plenty of transloadit propaganda, resulting in tons of good feedback - some people really seemed to dig our little project : ).
Anyway, if you weren't here - you should really keep your eyes open for the next JSConf.us which, depending on the volcano situation, I'll hopefully be at as well!
PS: Please let me know if you have any questions about dirty, I'd be happy to answer them.
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