Web Directions brings you the opportunity to hear from Lars Rasmussen, a lead engineer of the team that created Google Maps. These guys were doing Ajax long before it had that name, and revolutionized mapping by opening their API to other web based applications, giving rise to the phenomenon of “mashups”, innovative uses of multiple web based data sources to create novel solutions.
Hear Lars talk about the design and development challenges and solutions involved in complex web based applications, and show off some of the cool things the Google Maps team have been working on.
Also speaking will be Dean Jackson of the W3C, who is among many other things the technical lead for the W3C’s Web APIs Working Group. This group is working to develop standard APIs for client-side Web Application development, which includes both documenting existing APIs such as XMLHttpRequest (the X in “Ajax” ) and developing new APIs in order to enable richer Web Applications. In short, to do for web apps what CSS did for static web design.
It's free, but places are limited so please RSVP [email protected]
Added by johnallsopp on June 21, 2006