Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The State of Developer Tools

Category: Utility

Our very own Ben Galbraith took a dip down under to talk about the state of developer tools.

The session description is:

For many years, developing for the web left quite a bit to be desired when it came to the tools at developers disposal, particularly in comparison with the sorts of development environments available for desktop applications.

But the rise of browser native tools, in Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera, browser based add-ons like Firebug, web based tools and more mean that developers have a vast array of powerful tools to help develop, debug, profile and otherwise improve their applications. But, just what’s out there? And what can be done with them?

In this session, co-founder of, and The Ajax Experience conferences, and now head of Mozilla Foundation’s new Tools team Ben Galbraith will take us on an expedition through the developer tools landscape. Learn what’s out there, and what they can do to make you more productive, your sites and applications better and faster, and your life as a developer more enjoyable.

Listen in to the audio recording of session, and check out the other talks from the event.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:27 am

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Why isn’t javascript between the server side languages?
I use Aptana Jaxer all the time.
Works better for me than anything else

Comment by NickOoms — October 21, 2009

Would somebody be so kind and create some mashup which actually links the mp3 with the appropriate slide on an integrated UI?:)

(Also, would somebody (else) please do the slide annotations for the mp3 afterwards?)

Apropos, my presentation of the day:

Hearing a (hungarian) architect speaking about

why serverside javascript is better at

handling the business layer of

a high-traffic (over million / day) call center

than java,

why does it scale better and

suits more to message-oriented-middlewares than java,

and all this on one of the main community sites of Java, well, it was… at least, deeply impressing.

Comment by Aadaam — October 21, 2009

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