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  • Purpose of presentation: 20 slides, 20 seconds, maximum presentation time of 6 minutes Objective: visionary and innovating introduction
  • Quickintro2webapps

    1. 1. Quick intro 2 webapps Zarafa Summercamp 2011 Jan Guldentops ( [email_address] ) BA N.V. ( http://www.ba.be )
    2. 2. Old bore <ul><li>using linux for allmost 18 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>slackware 1.0 installed from floppies ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux is the reason why I don't have a real job </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Been reselling zarafa for ages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>connectux </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teamlink </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. BA <ul><li>Founded in 1996, oldest Belgian open source company </li></ul><ul><li>We built infrastructure and solutions on open source </li></ul><ul><li>More info, look @ : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ba.be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or follow me (JanGuldentops) or BA (batweets) on twitter / linkedin </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Alternative approach: I am going to talk about what I hate about being a zarafa consultant
    5. 5. OUTLOOK To bad about 95% of all users use it as their primary mail / calendering client...
    6. 6. MOBILE USERS <ul><li>statistic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>every week a new mobile smartphone platform or variant arrives doing stuff just a little different than the others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adoption is fueled not by IT-staff but by the enduser ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumerism :-( </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hell to support and keep up </li></ul>
    7. 7. There is hope <ul><li>and the hope is called Webapps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the idea is that all you need to have a full user experience is a browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zarafa has been doing this for some time, building an excellent web interface for webbased users and to a less extend mobile </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Different ways of doing this <ul><li>Pick your religion : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>java applets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>javascript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silverlight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ajax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. HTML 5 <ul><li>Even marketing catched up and calls this html5 </li></ul><ul><li>Not one technology mix of different ones </li></ul><ul><li>I mean : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>css3, Javascript, XML, Json, SVG, webm, ajax </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most of it is not really new </li></ul>
    10. 10. What can we do with it ? <ul><li>Canvas : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ a resolution-dependent bitmap canvas which can be used for rendering graphs, game graphics, or other visual images on the fly.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video / Geolocation </li></ul><ul><li>(Persistent) Local storage </li></ul><ul><li>Working Offline </li></ul><ul><li>Forms on steriods </li></ul>
    11. 11. Close your eyes Imagine what you can do if you have a good team of highly motivated, slightly mad developpers...

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