The Future of
Web Applications
Tim Bray
Distinguished Engineer
Director of Web Technologies
Sun Microsystems
The Future of
Web Applications
Tim Bray
Distinguished Engineer
Director of Web Technologies
Sun Microsystems
I’m Scared.
“More and more it seems likely that the
resolution of this crisis will be an historic
financial calamity. Each and every s...
Getting
Through the
Tough Times
Tim Bray
Distinguished Engineer
Director of Web Technologies
Sun Microsystems
Suppose
   I’m
 wrong?
1.Your Work
2.Opportunities
3.You
Your Work
No Waterfalls.
No software
 licenses.
Get in the cloud.
Become part of the
  conversation.
Opportunities
Think about
 regulatory
technology.
Think about basic
     needs.
Think about
servicing the
   legacy.
Think about
 telecoms.
Build something for
      yourself.
http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/08/
business-requirements-are-bullshit.html
Fear venture
 capitalists.
You
No technology
   religion.
Designer vs.
Developer; don’t
  be just one.
Don’t be an “X”
developer (for any
  value of “X”).
Build skills.
Contribute to an
 Open-Source
   project.
Publish.
Suppose
  I’m
Wrong?
Network.
Start now.
Thank You!
Tim.Bray@sun.com
www.tbray.org/ongoing
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  1. 1. The Future of Web Applications Tim Bray Distinguished Engineer Director of Web Technologies Sun Microsystems
  2. 2. The Future of Web Applications Tim Bray Distinguished Engineer Director of Web Technologies Sun Microsystems
  3. 3. I’m Scared.
  4. 4. “More and more it seems likely that the resolution of this crisis will be an historic financial calamity. Each and every step which central banks and regulators have taken to resolve the crisis has been met with failure... “We are in the midst of an unfolding debacle. It is happening about us. I am not sure how or when it ends, but the end, when it arrives, will radically alter the way we live for a long time. ” http://acrossthecurve.com/?p=1830
  5. 5. Getting Through the Tough Times Tim Bray Distinguished Engineer Director of Web Technologies Sun Microsystems
  6. 6. Suppose I’m wrong?
  7. 7. 1.Your Work 2.Opportunities 3.You
  8. 8. Your Work
  9. 9. No Waterfalls.
  10. 10. No software licenses.
  11. 11. Get in the cloud.
  12. 12. Become part of the conversation.
  13. 13. Opportunities
  14. 14. Think about regulatory technology.
  15. 15. Think about basic needs.
  16. 16. Think about servicing the legacy.
  17. 17. Think about telecoms.
  18. 18. Build something for yourself. http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2008/08/ business-requirements-are-bullshit.html
  19. 19. Fear venture capitalists.
  20. 20. You
  21. 21. No technology religion.
  22. 22. Designer vs. Developer; don’t be just one.
  23. 23. Don’t be an “X” developer (for any value of “X”).
  24. 24. Build skills.
  25. 25. Contribute to an Open-Source project.
  26. 26. Publish.
  27. 27. Suppose I’m Wrong?
  28. 28. Network.
  29. 29. Start now.
  30. 30. Thank You! Tim.Bray@sun.com www.tbray.org/ongoing
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