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The Browser as a Platform
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| by Ben Galbraith Follow 0 Followers , Dion Almaer Follow 0 Followers on Aug 14, 2009 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London, Mar 4 - 6, 2019. Join us!

Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer present the current status of the browser as a platform and what it takes to be successful: a very fast JavaScript engine, using Canvas or no more drawing plug-ins, thread support, transforming it into a desktop, taking over mobile devices, great UI, and others.


Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith are the founders of and leaders of a new group at Mozilla focusing on developer tools for the Web. Ben Galbraith is a technical speaker, occasional consultant, and author of several Java-related books. They are both speakers at various events like JavaOne, JavaPolis, No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposiums, Web 2.0 expo, and others.

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