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Douglas Crockford

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Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He is a registered voter. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was the first important discovery of the 21st century. He also discovered the JSON, the world’s best loved data interchange format.

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The Post Javascript Apocalypse

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This talk speculates about the next language after JavaScript, and what to do in the mean time about some of the new features in ES6. There will be an emphasis on simplicity and quality. The web is cluttered and full of errors. The talk will also touches on why you should subscribe to HBO.

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The Seif Project Continued

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This talk continues the next chapter of the Seif Project. It is all about giving the web an important upgrade. To hear the previous chapter on tube click below.


Douglas Crockford Talks About the Seif Project at OSCON 2015 in Amsterdam

The web has grown to become a hugely important medium, but it has also become horrendously complex, which extends development schedules and promotes bug formation. The standards process cannot reduce the web’s complexity; it can only increase it. Making things worse, there are security vulnerabilities in the web that have been present since its creation, which become increasingly dangerous with time.

This talk introduces Seif, an open source project that was started at PayPal, which has the goal of transitioning the web into an application delivery system that will be safer, easier to use, and easier to develop for.

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