Hosted software is expensive to run. That is why free software is usually installed, rather than hosted. But as the world moves from installed to hosted software, we see free software move to the background, and a handful of powerful monopolies (google, facebook, apple) take control of much of the software we use. Unhosted is a project that tries to stop this from happening, by providing a very scalable paradigm. It is a move away from the client-server relationship. The server you run will only serve up the source code you write. All dynamic communication between client and server is eliminated. Processing is moved to the browser, and storage is moved to per-user encrypted storage nodes.
Michiel de Jong is a scalability engineer, and founder of the unhosted project. In this talk he will explain how you, as a developer, can take advantage of the unhosted web to drastically cut down the running costs of the websites you program. Using a step-by-step example, he will show you how to turn your existing hosted website into an unhosted web app, and how the per-time and per-user hosting costs drop drastically in each step.
Browser-based apps with no server backend leave users in control of their valuable user data and privacy. Latest Unconference: http://2012.unhosted.org/ bio from Twitter
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