At the Nodevember 2015 conference, I gave a talk titled “A Telegraph To The Future Of Web Apps”. This talk is very much the “why to” of human communication, messaging in software, and how software reflects the way we work together.
The Nodevember conference had all of the talks recorded and there are a log of great sessions you should watch on their YouTube channel – including my session.
Link To The Video
Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video. But, here’s a nice screenshot to link you to the YouTube location to watch it! The abstract for the session is below the screenshot.
The future of the web is found in technology as old as paper, as revolutionary as the telegraph, and as unique as a fast food restaurant: messaging.
In the real world, messages are used to coordinated activities, make things happen and send back results. They’re everywhere in our daily lives – and on the web! From HTTP to AJAX with XML and JSON documents, to Web Workers and iFrames, to scaling the back-end of Node.js and other servers with ease, web development is steeped in the communication patterns that we use every day.
It’s time, then, to recognize messaging for what it is: the past, present and future of the web!
In this session, you’ll learn what messaging is and how messaging patterns are part of your work, already. You’ll see the benefit of making these implicit patterns explicit in your code. And, you’ll learn how messaging can take your architecture from a flock of seagull’s screaching “MINE! MINE! MINE!”, to a highly trained and coordinated team.