My TSSJS 2010 Presentations and Summary
This afternoon, I delivered my last talk at TSSJS 2010 on The Future of Web Frameworks. It's true that I made some bold statements, but please remember that this is my personal opinion, based on my experience. For the most part, I've been involved in super high-traffic websites for the last few years and this has influenced my opinion on web frameworks. Just because I don't recommend your favorite framework doesn't mean it won't work for you. In fact, many of the best web applications today were built without an open source (or commercial) web framework. In the end, it's not as much about the web framework you're using as it is about hiring smart people. Below is my slide deck from this talk.
Yesterday, I did a GWT vs. Flex Smackdown with James Ward. While there wasn't as much trash talking as I'd hoped, I enjoyed delivering it and disputing the greatness of Flex. Below is the presentation that James and I delivered.
The show itself was great this year. It had more attendees than I've seen in a long time. There were a lot of really interesting sessions and and an often humorous Twitter back-channel. I attended quite a few talks and jotted down my notes from several of them. Please see the links below if you're interested in the sessions I attended. You can view all of the presentations from TSSJS 2010 on SlideShare.
- What's Happening in the Java World?
- Software Quality: The Quest for the Holy Grail?
- The Cloud Computing Continuum with Bob McWhirter
- Highly Interactive Software with Java and Flex
- C++, Java and .NET: Lessons Learned from the Internet Age
- Developing Rich Web Service APIs with Java
- What's New in Spring 3.0
Thanks to everyone who came to Vegas and to TheServerSide for an excellent conference.
Posted by uberVU - social comments on March 19, 2010 at 07:56 PM MDT #
Great Presentation, I love the history of frameworks. Is this also as video available?
By the Way, great Photos inside.
Posted by Johannes Geppert on March 20, 2010 at 12:56 AM MDT #
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Posted by Matt Raible on April 05, 2010 at 07:06 AM MDT #
Recently I got the opportunity to work with GWT on a project and really enjoyed the framework. I agree it's the future for many web applications.
That being said I am struggling recommending GWT for content heavy sites that need good SEO support. I've read a lot of people recommend rendering the page content into plain html that is hidden then load the GWT module onto that page. It seems like this would work but then you are back to the position of needing a traditional web framework to do that rendering/url mapping/etc.
Any better approaches?
Posted by Ryan Crumley on April 14, 2010 at 04:27 PM MDT #
Posted by Matt Raible on May 10, 2010 at 09:01 PM MDT #