With two kids, it’s very rare I give up a Saturday for work.
But the edgeconf this weekend looked like it was going to be worth it: with panel discussions not vendor keynotes! It also featured some of the actual hands-on guys doing the leading edge stuff, from the major browsers Chrome, Firefox and Opera, as well as some of the sharpest developers who are delivering business value from the least technologies.
The conference was organised by the guys from FT Labs, those responsible for the FT Newspaper’s HTML5 site that allows readers to read the paper on and off-line. Offline is when your device is no longer connected to the Internet, which for a normal website would mean you can’t access any more content. However an Offline Web Application can carry on working and serving page content it has grabbed in advance so that the user experience is seamless.
My specific interest in Web performance cropped up in several of the slots, with some interesting new tips to take away.