6:00 - 7:00: JSON at Work: Overview and Ecosystem, by Tom Marrs
JSON is more than just a simple replacement for XML when you make an AJAX call. JSON is becoming the backbone of any serious data interchange over the Internet. There are emerging standards and best practices that can be used to harness the energy and enthusiasm around JSON to build truly elegant, useful, and efficient applications. All modern languages have excellent JSON API support. You’re already using JSON, and you may be thinking:
- What else is there to talk about?
- What additional tools and standards are available, and why do they matter?
- Everything is great, so how would these tools and standards help?
- How do I leverage these APIs to improve my applications?
In this presentation, we’ll cover:
- JSON Beginnings - language review, best practices, IDEs/tools, and the JSON Ecosystem
The JSON Ecosystem
- Structuring JSON (JSON Schema)
- RESTing with JSON - modeling, prototyping, and testing with JSONPad,, browser plugins, MockJax, MockJSON, Dyson)
Attendees will learn how to leverage JSON in new ways to enhance their architecture and development efforts.
7:00 - 7:30: Snack and socialize
7:30 - 8:30: 3 Approaches to Mobile
Are you considering making the jump to mobile development? If so, then this A to Z primer will help clarify your choices on how to go about building mobile apps. You’ll get a comparison of the three most common development choices and coding patterns. You’ll see that mobile is a whole new world that’s significantly different from “old days” of building strictly for desktop browsers. We’ll dive into the pluses and minuses between the different approaches such as how well each approach deals with resizing your content across widely variable form factors, access to on-device hardware such as GPS and camera, as well as managing connectivity and battery life.
You’ll walk away with key pointers on how to navigate the confusion of supporting multiple operating systems, screen sizes, pixel densities and browser types. And, we’ll wrap up with real-world migration recommendations for when you finally decide to make the leap.
About Andy Gup
About Tom Marrs
Tom is the author of the upcoming JSON at Work for O’Reilly, and the JSON Refcard for DZone. Tom is also a speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) conferences.
An active participant in the local technical community, Tom founded the Denver Open Source User Group (DOSUG), has served as President of the Denver Java Users Group (DJUG), and speaks at local user groups.