Web: Platform or Pile 'O Hacks

A session at Front-Trends 2012

Thursday 26th April, 2012

9:50am to 10:20am (WMT)

As we contemplate the quickly-approaching future of the web-as-platform, much of the ground we're building on feels un-even. Why do we have access to OpenGL, yet JavaScript doesn't have any native way of talking about the binary data that underpins that system? Why does <canvas> create a an imperative drawing surface which is entirely un-integrated with the rest of HTML element drawing lifecycle? This and many more deep mysteries lie at the boundary between markup, CSS, DOM, and JavaScript...all under-pinned by the same piles of C++. Where do we go from here? Is there hope of a rational, coherent platform? How can we get there from here?

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Alex Russell

Bringing the web platform into the late-90's, one spec at a time.

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Front-Trends 2012

Poland Poland, Warsaw

26th27th April 2012

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Time 9:50am10:20am WMT

Date Thu 26th April 2012

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