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Accelerating the Web: How GPUs Make Browsers Fast

Posted by Jarred Nicholls  on  Dec 14, 2012

Jarred Nicholls explains how browsers leverage the GPU to speed up complex web pages by primitive drawing, composing layers and using tiles backing stores.

Keynote: The New Application Architectures

Posted by Adrian Colyer  on  Nov 23, 2012 1

Adrian Colyer discusses the application architecture emerging these days defined by a departure from server-side apps to a model characterized by smart clients and services.

Making the Web Faster at Google and Beyond

Posted by Ilya Grigorik  on  Nov 08, 2012 2

Ilya Grigorik shares details on Google’s project to make the web faster: some of their findings on what slows down the web experience and how they improved it in Chrome and services.

Firefox Developer Tools

Posted by Joe Walker  on  Oct 23, 2012

Joe Walker covers present and future Firefox development tools for editing, inspection, history and control.

In Your Font-Face

Posted by Jake Archibald  on  Feb 16, 2012 2

Jake Archibald explains how different browsers deal with fonts along with tips for downloading, optimizing, creating and rendering fonts. The session covers various font formats and web fonts.

Angry Birds on HTML5

Posted by Joel Webber  on  Dec 27, 2011 1

Joel Webber explains what it took for Google to port Angry Birds to Chrome/HTML5, the challenges and technical solutions used.

Mobile HTML 5.0

Posted by Michael Galpin  on  Dec 29, 2010 3

In this presentation from Strange Loop 2010, Michael Galpin discusses developing mobile web applications, HTML 5, WebKit, ACID 3, PhoneGap and Appcelerator, Viewports, geolocation, DOM storage, Web Workers, Web Sockets and server-side data pushing, Canvas, CSS 3.0, application cache, the Device API, touch events, video/audio, meta tags, and support for each of these on assorted mobile platforms.

Tomorrow’s Tech Today: HTML5

Posted by Scott Davis  on  Nov 17, 2010 3

Scott Davis reviews some of the most important HTML5 features: new semantic elements - header, footer, nav, section, and article-, form enhancements - placeholder text, autocomplete, autofocus, and validation-, video and mobile support.

Now What?

Posted by Dylan Schiemann  on  Jul 21, 2010 3

Dylan Schiemann presents the current status of web development engulfed in lots of frameworks, languages, and browsers, advising on choosing the right technologies to secure the future of a web application.

GWT-Gears: The Browser is the Platform

Posted by Didier Girard  on  Mar 29, 2009

This presentation explains how and why to use GWT and Gears to create rich internet applications that can also be run off-line. GWT basics like java/javascript integration, Widgets, RPC support, unit testing, CSS, and the debugger are covered before introducing Gears as the means for off-line delivery. Together, GWT and Gears "makes your browser the platform."

REST: A Pragmatic Introduction to the Web's Architecture

Posted by Stefan Tilkov  on  Jan 29, 2009 6

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London, Stefan Tilkov introduces the key principles of REST, explaining the differences to other distributed systems architectures and highlighting its benefits. Topics covered include mapping business logic to resource interactions, hypermedia, and documentation.

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