The Struggle For Web Development Standards

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My presentation for the Developer's Saturday in Montreal. It covers the current changes in web development and what we can do to make things easier.

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The Struggle For Web Development Standards

  1. The struggle for standards Chris Heilmann, Coder’s Saturday, Montreal, March 2008
  2. Most high-quality development is about standards.
  3. If you hire a plumber, he’ll use pipes, fittings and screws that are following an industry standard.
  4. ... if not, you have caught a cowboy that will hurt your house and your wallet.
  5. Plumbers and other handymen are people we can learn from.
  6. Imagine plumbers would have to work like web developers.
  7. “We want some plumbing done, you know the sort other houses have.”
  8. “Don’t make it too expensive though, so it’d be nice if you can re-use this rusty old leaky bit of pipe here.”

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