Video Ristretto: The Things You Can’t Do – Rob Howard

Rob HowardOur short video today is a fascinating one from Code 16, where Rob Howard explored the notion that not all tools, methods, functions or operators are necessarily the best for what you have in mind.

It sounds obvious but … Read more »

Registrations Now Open for Summit Conference in Sydney, November

We’re opening registrations for Web Directions Summit today.

Summit is our new peak annual flagship event at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 9-10  November, which brings together all the tribes that make up our industry.

Based on the format of the original Web Directions conferences, Summit is two daysRead more »

Code 16: Does Your Web App Speak Schadenfreude? Greg Rewis

Localisation (or localization) is one of those things that seem simple at first glance, but the further you go into it, the more of a rabbit warren you realise it is.

Fortunately, once you’ve worked out what’s needed, it can become a largely automated or at least controlled process and, as … Read more »

Code Leaders 17 Launch

We can see that more and more engineers and developers are moving into positions where they are expected to have and develop managerial skills.

But managing teams of devs can involve unique circumstances and require specialised skills.

That’s why we invented Code Leaders.

Running in conjunction with our long standing, highly regarded Code … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Progressing your Web Apps with Service Worker – Marcos Caceres

Marcos CaceresNow that the full schedule for Code 17 is available, it seems appropriate to acknowledge that there is just one speaker from Code 16 who is back this year: Marcos Caceres.

While this year, Marcos is talking about … Read more »

The Full Conference Program for Code 17

Here, at last, is the full program for Web Directions Code 17, taking place in  Melbourne on 3-4 August.

Let me tell you, a fair bit of thinking went into this. Getting the participation of some of the world’s (and Australia’s) leading thinkers and doers in front end engineering is one thing – turning that … Read more »

The Full Speaker Line-up for Code 17

Here it is. The speaker line-up you’ve been waiting for. We’ve literally just confirmed our final speakers, so it’ll take another couple of days before the Code website has all the details, but here’s who’s speaking.

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Code 17 Conference Update

A quick update on our Web Directions Code 17 conference  taking place in Melbourne on 3-4 August.

The response so far has been incredible, our thanks to those who’ve already registered. Please do note that we are limited in how many tickets we can sell by the size of … Read more »

Video of the Week: Taking Back Control Over Third Party Content – Yoav Weiss

Yoav WeissAfter we ran the Wrap summary on Monday of Yoav Weiss’s presentation at Code 16, a few folks asked if they could watch the video.

Since our focus this week has been on performance, and how that will again be … Read more »

Voice UIs: Science Fiction, No Longer

While the rest of the world, from science fiction movies to Bill Gates, has been bullish about voice as a computing interface, I’ve been actively hostile to the idea for many years.

Apple, Microsoft, and many others have tried to make speaking – the communication channel we learn the earliest and … Read more »

Rewind, July 2008: Native Apps, the great leap backwards?

Panic, developers of Transmit and many other fine software products are folks I’ve long admired.

It’s probably not well known these days, but I started my journey on the web as a Mac app developer and used the web to distribute software, which … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Memory Management in V8 – Hadi Michael

Hadi MichaelContinuing the theme of performance from the Monday Wrap of Yoav’s talk – a theme that was quite evident at Code 16 and, not surprisingly, will feature again at Code 17 – our short video this week … Read more »

Code 16: Taking Back Control over Third Party Content – Yoav Weiss

Performance is one of those areas that web developers simply have to be aware of, understand and take responsibility for. And as with other overarching and underpinning principles that developers must take into account – security and accessibility are other good examples – there are, in fact, very specific ways … Read more »

Video of the Week: Once More with Feeling – Tim Kadlec

Tim KadlecOur Video of the Week this time is the opening keynote to Code 16, delivered by Tim Kadlec and titled Once More With Feeling. Tim is a performance expert, and the title of this talk refers to the … Read more »

Video Ristretto: Installable Web Apps with Web App Manifests – Elise Chant

Elise ChantOne of the topics of great interest at our forthcoming Code 17 conference in Melbourne this August will be Progressive Web Apps (launched at Code 15 by Alex Russell).

A key aspect of a PWA is the ability to … Read more »