My presentation is today. I feel like I have slightly too many slides for the amount of time allotted. Probably, a few of the principles will need to only get a passing glance. Like Balance: Use the whole screen! Next slide!
Jack Slocum just gave a keynote address. No slides, 1 question, 5 minutes total. Jack cracks me up. He is a brilliant engineer, interaciton designer and CSS guru, (as well as overall nice guy), but public speaking is clearly not his thing. The vision of Ext is still a little bit murky for me.
My best interpretation is that Ext is expanding out of just the client-side framework space. The first expansion is towards the backend data connector area with Ext Direct. This allows a more consistent interface with the database. It gets a little techie for my limited understanding. When they talk about GWT, I just don’t understand what the heck they are talking about. It might be great, but it’s over my head.
Overall, the conference is good. I got a T-Shirt, which is always a sign of a good conference. The organization has been good, with few snags. The people are engaged and interested. (About 200=300 people). I am pleased. I would suggest it to any Ext developer next year.
Let’s see how they react to my presenation. Hopefully, they will like it.