12:00pm – 1:00pm, 22nd Feb., 2013
Abstract: This is not your father’s web anymore. Users demand quick page access, pages that update parts on demand without a full page refresh, and dynamic content. With the proliferation of smart devices, users don’t want to care if they are accessing content via a native app or a web application that looks like a native app. They just want it fast, and they want it now. This talk will discuss technical underpinnings of ajax-based web applications, and making web applications look like native applications (iPad, specifically) even in last generation’s browsers.