Full Frontal 2010
With a mixture of talks and demonstrations, it gave us a great taste of what the next 5 years of web technology holds for us, from 3D visualisations to an even richer world of client interactions. Just a couple of years ago it would have been difficult to be taken seriously if you tried claiming that this rich client would appear so soon. Suddenly we have more than just bright gradients and border-radius; we can look forward to entire 3D environments browsable across any device and rest our servers a bit while the client transforms images before uploading them to the server.
Jan Lehnhardt’s talk on the Peer-to-Peer was a great talk on some architectural shifts. He believes it is necessary for the web to allow for secure sharing, as well as a more reliable and consistent experience in using the web on offline/online devices. This includes embedding a CouchDB system on the phone which syncs with your server whenever online, allowing all your important information is available wherever, as well as decentralising the web allowing for phones and people to communicate directly instead of through a central system such as Twitter or Facebook.