First day of Front Trends conference is behind us now. First time ever so many JavaSript 'gurus' met in Poland. As the participant of this event I would like to write a few words about it.
But the worst part of the opening was short speech made by ZlapTaxi guy, who said at the beggining that if you want to make cross-mobile application you have to build huge team of Java, Objective-C, Symbian C, Cpp and God only knows what other developers (have you ever heard of PhoneGap? Oh, sorry, it was next presentation and it is so hard to read all that up to date stuff in the Internet). After explaining how to use his catch-a-taxi app and announcing a contest, he state that if you will find girl in Front Trends tshirt somewhere there, she could helps you order a taxi. So why he build that app for if there are girls to do this? Never mind.
First speech I was attending in was "You know webOS" by Markus Leutwyler. Markus presented webOs history, main tasks, and devices that webOS is running on (even kind of printer with that Os - sick!). After that he discussed basics of webOs development - Mojo framework, building and connecting Scenes & Controllers. He finished with few words about jailbreaking and rooting Palm devices, testing & packaging created apps. Everything was clear and nice (especially I like his pronunciation of the name "webOS", maybe it is Swiss accent or something, I'm not sure:) ), but if you ever create even one simple webOs application - you already know everything Markus was talking about. For sure - if I hadn't written anything on webOS before,I would start after this lecture!
In the second talk Robert Nyman showed us main features of HTML5. He said a little about history of language, coercion, falsy values, video and audio elements and it's hacks, few words about webstorage and cookies and gives us nice example of FileAPI. Each comparison of 'old' methods and 'brand new HTML5' manner was served in funny, enjoyable way, with a lot of Forrest Gump or other pop culture references (Why Rachel from "the Friends" sitcom was sad after her boyfriend left her? Because she needs closure!)
- differences between API's and implementations are consequence of using technology before specification is finished,
- Flash took place in the web market because HTML was not able to make awesome things. Now it is, so we have to forget about Flash,
- web developers are the most stupid and the laziest people ever
- people are watching so much porn that they have to download JS libraries each time they visit site that is using it:)
- and if you want to be good JS developer you must use js frameworks and you couldn't use it simultaneously.
Tomorrow second day. I'm really looking forward for it!
UPDATE: read next part [here]