The Front-End Future

My Goruco 2012 talk, "The Front-End Future", is now up. In it, I talk about thick-client development from a fairly macro point-of-view: Significant long-term benefits and drawbacks, the gains in fully embracing REST, etc.

I also talk a fair amount about the cultural issues facing Ruby and Rails programmers who may be spending more and more of their time in Javascript-land going forward. Programmers are people too: They have their own anxieties, desires, and values. Any look at this shift in web engineering has to treat programmers as people, not just as resources.

Francis Hwang - The Front-End Future from Gotham Ruby Conference on Vimeo.

As always, comments are welcome.