Recorded 23 May 2011 at the Roots conference in Bergen, Norway.
These days it seems that everyone is doing revolutionary cool stuff with their iPad applications. Or HTML5 game engines and the streaming real time APIs for their kick-ass services. It seems that a lot of those creating these apps are very much reluctant to learn from mistakes made in the very near past. This is a problem in our industry and we need to look at how we approach development. This talk will show some samples of how we are repeating the sins of our fathers.
Web development in Enterprise stacks like Java is a pain. The tools are bad, outdated and not really geared towards professional front-end development. Being frustrated by this the developers at Finn.no started building a Trojan horse which contained all the goodies we’ve been using on personal projects into out daily work. This talk will show you some of the tricks and outline more motivation.