The Battle for the Presentation Layer

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Date/Time:
Tuesday 11th March 2008.  7.00 pm for 7.30.   Ends 9.00pm

Venue:
Room 102, Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston, Parking in Penrhyn Road car park, or to the rear off Fassett Road. Map

Speaker:
Joe Winchester, IBM

Summary:
The presentation starts with the struggle between the desktop and the server and concludes with a view on the future for client server applications. During his talk Joe will cover the following issues:

Desktop versus Server

  • the struggle between the desktop and servers for supremacy
  • the death of the desktop
  • the death of the browser

The Browser bounces back

  • How the browser has become richer and closer in contrast to desktop apps through Ajax, Lazlo and Flex

Where is the centre ground?

  • What does the future hold for client server apps? Is it all browser or all desktop apps delivered over faster network connections?

Joe Winchester works within the Software Group at Hursley, specializing in Application Integration Middleware Software

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided. Admission is free.

Microsoft PowerPoint file Joe Winchester's presentation (1.7 Mb)
PDF file Meeting notes (14 kb)