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Are	  Web	  Apps	  the	  Future?	           Jonathan	  Howell	             CTO,	  Huddle	           @jonathanhowell	  
Are	  Web	  Apps	  the	  Future?	  
“Perhaps	  the	  jewel	  in	  Huddles	  crown	  is	  its	  recommenda7ons	  engine	  mixed	  with	  its	  sync	  tool.”	  ...
Windows	  and	  OS	  X,	                                                            Web	  Browsers	  Evernote	  on	  Mac	 ...
Why?	  
thin client               thick client              Mainframe
thin client        thick client              PC
thin client              thick client              Web Apps
thin client            thick client              Mobile
Why	  the	  swing?	  
thin client                                                                                         thick clientNo	  soTwa...
thin client                                                                                      thick clientNo	  soTware	...
(Diversion	  #1)	  Good	  architects	  know	  they	    	  are	  making	  trade-­‐offs	  
What’s	  beyond	  the	  Web	  App?	  
Cloud	  Apps	    funcWonality	  and	  data	  storage	  centralised	  and	      provided	  “as	  a	  service”	  over	  the	...
vs	  
(Diversion	  #2)	  ArchitecWng	  Cloud	  Apps	  vs	  Web	  Apps	  
The	  API	  is	  more	  important	  than	  ever	                                       	                 REST	  /	  HATEOA...
Cloud	  Apps	  >	  Web	  Apps	    	  (a	  subtle	  but	  important	  shiT)	             Jonathan	  Howell	               C...
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
Are web apps the future?
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Are web apps the future?

  1. 1. Are  Web  Apps  the  Future?   Jonathan  Howell   CTO,  Huddle   @jonathanhowell  
  2. 2. Are  Web  Apps  the  Future?  
  3. 3. “Perhaps  the  jewel  in  Huddles  crown  is  its  recommenda7ons  engine  mixed  with  its  sync  tool.”   451  Group  
  4. 4. Windows  and  OS  X,   Web  Browsers  Evernote  on  Mac  App  Store:  more   than  50%  of  all  new  Evernote   accounts  in  first  week  of  release  “Desktop  so*ware  is  viable  again”   Phil  Libin,  CEO,  Evernote  
  5. 5. Why?  
  6. 6. thin client thick client Mainframe
  7. 7. thin client thick client PC
  8. 8. thin client thick client Web Apps
  9. 9. thin client thick client Mobile
  10. 10. Why  the  swing?  
  11. 11. thin client thick clientNo  soTware  to  install  or  update   Richer  user  experience  Cross-­‐plaVorm  support   Device-­‐specific  capabiliWes  Log  on  anywhere  and  get  the  same  informaWon   Offline  support   Increasing  connectedness   StandardisaWon  of  richer  experience   Driving  down  TCO    
  12. 12. thin client thick clientNo  soTware  to  install  or  update   Richer  user  experience  Cross-­‐plaVorm  support   Device-­‐specific  capabiliWes  Log  on  anywhere  and  get  the  same  informaWon   Offline  support   More  capable  client  devices   ShiT  in  UI  paradigm   Improvements  in  soTware  distribuWon  
  13. 13. (Diversion  #1)  Good  architects  know  they    are  making  trade-­‐offs  
  14. 14. What’s  beyond  the  Web  App?  
  15. 15. Cloud  Apps   funcWonality  and  data  storage  centralised  and   provided  “as  a  service”  over  the  internet  many  ways  to  access  this  funcWonality,  depending   on  the  device  and  user  experience  required  
  16. 16. vs  
  17. 17. (Diversion  #2)  ArchitecWng  Cloud  Apps  vs  Web  Apps  
  18. 18. The  API  is  more  important  than  ever     REST  /  HATEOAS  /  OAuth  2.0    Use  it  for  everything  –  including  your  web  app     (MVC  on  the  client)  
  19. 19. Cloud  Apps  >  Web  Apps    (a  subtle  but  important  shiT)   Jonathan  Howell   CTO,  Huddle   @jonathanhowell  

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