Domenic Denicola talks about the WHATWG stream specification, uncovering the abstractions used to build web streams and the API around them.
Olve Maudal details machine code generated by snippets of both legal and illegal C code, discussing it in the context of ISO/IEC 9899 standard (the C standard).
Andrew Watson presents Cloud Standards Customer Council's origins, structure and objectives, and describes how you can get involved.
Chris Harding emphasized the need for cloud interoperability and the key areas where standards are most needed – configuration, management, security, storage, communication – for businesses to growth.
Peter F. Brown keynotes on the importance of creating and implementing standards for SOA and Cloud Computing.
Peter Beverloo introduces the W3C Web Components model useful to design web widgets, and consisting of Templates, Decorators, Custom Elements, and the Shadow DOM.
Paul Downey discusses the risks of premature standardisation, unnatural constraints, partial implementations and open extensions, how to avoid cloud computing lock-in, formal activities versus lightweight open processes as exemplified by open source, Microformats, OpenID, OAuth and other Web conventions being ratified through open, lightweight, continuous agreement.
HTTP is one of the most successful protocols in the world, and more and more developers are using it to do more than drive HTML UIs. In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco 2008, HTTPbis WG chair Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.
IBM Chief SOA architect Rob High introduces Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) as the foundation for a SOA programming model. Topics covered include a definition of SOA, a look at its principles and properties, an introduction to SCA and SDO and an outlook to the connection of SOA and Web 2.0.