Agile Portugal 2011. June 20-22

Is the Browser a Transitional Technology?

Talk, by Allen Wirfs-Brock
Wednesday, June 22, 14:00 – 15:30 @ B 002

One dimension of software agility is the ability to adapt to changing development technologies and infrastructure. Long-lived software systems may have to be adapted to several major technology changes over the course of their active use. Today, many project are increasing focused on web based applications that use web browsers as their primarily user interface. How durable is this application style going to be? Is the browser likely to continue to expand its primacy? Can we expect the basic structure of our web facing applications to remain fairly stable for the foreseeable future or do we need to be preparing to make drastic changes? If the browser is a transitional technology, to what will replace it? In this talk I’ll explore these and related issues about what is likely to happen with web develop technologies over the next few years.