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Taking Web 2.0 Offline and On the Desktop

Fundamentals
Location: 2002 Level: Intermediate
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Given the amount of time and resources invested in establishing their web presence, developers may be reluctant to challenge the status quo and take web applications offline. The mounting fear facing developers is that without connectivity, web applications face dangerous propositions including potentially blank screens, lost data, disenchanted users, and decreased traffic.

However, a whole new paradigm for creating rich internet applications (RIAs) that can work offline and on the desktop has emerged. Two speakers, from Adobe and Google, will demonstrate tools to develop the next generation of RIAs that run seamlessly across operating systems—in the browser and on the desktop, both on and offline.

Ryan Stewart

Adobe Systems

RIA Evangelist for Adobe

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Dion Almaer

Google

Currently, Dion Almaer is an engineering director in Google’s Developer Products group, where he works to commodity developer infrastructure and make sure that external developers have access to the same quality Google products as internal Googlers do. Previously, took part in the software process from his own startups as well as at well-known companies such as Mozilla, Palm, and Walmart.