Ideas | Web Programming

Our take on Web technologies, tools, and methods.

Stone wall

It's time to rebuild the web

The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.


5 web trends for 2017

What's coming with PWAs, Angular, React, and Vue; the rising tide of functional reactive; looking beyond REST to GraphQL and Falcor; and the future of artificial intelligence on the web.


On becoming a web artisan

5 questions for Matt Stauffer: What developer happiness means for Laravel users, new features for realtime apps, commonalities with VueJS, and trying out new communities.

Piping engineering

Shrinking growth, growing maintenance

As the core group of people needed to create and maintain a technology shrinks, will polarization occur in a job market accustomed to stratification? Simon St. Laurent explores a future where programming will become like plumbing.

Meteor orbits traced over centuries.

The Web at OSCON

From front end to server side to performance and more, web developers will find plenty to explore at OSCON in Austin, Texas.

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President Theodore Roosevelt Speaking at Oakland, California.

A speaker's notes

"It's time that I sit down and listen to you." Kyle Simpson is stepping back so that new and different voices can come forward. Here he offers observations and encouragement from seven years of conference talks.

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Hercules aircraft airdrops pallets of supplies.

The Seif project

Douglas Crockford introduces Seif, an open source project started at PayPal with the goal of transitioning the Web into an application delivery system.