No doubt, DevCon5 in New York in July will reflect an interesting turn of events in Web development.
In the history of programming, you would be hard-pressed to find a more prolific era than the one we are currently in. Jesse Cravens, our friend from Frog, and several hundreds of others like him are teaching kids to develop on the Web using nothing more than a plain text editor coupled with a browser. The kids are learning some pretty amazing stuff, and if you weren’t around prior to the mid 1990s you would never suspect just how visual coding can be. Even Tim Berners-Lee jokes now that he never expected to see kittens on the Web.
Often we get lost in the terms of the day… a verb or noun in front of the initials JS, a nebulous word such as “cloud” masking all sorts of distribution methods, and so forth. In the near future, I plan to ask friends of mine to participate in some very specific interviews, because my sense is that the next phase of the Web will burst forth with even greater performance than we are currently seeing.
Edited by Alisen Downey