Webinar: IndexedDB with Jonas Sicking

Update 2011-12-20: The video recording of this webinar is now available:

IndexedDB is the emerging standard for structured client-side data storage. The IndexedDB standard is supported by current versions of Firefox and Chrome, and support for it is expected in Internet Explorer 10.

With this growing maturity and support, it’s time to start experimenting with what IndexedDB can do for Web applications. Working with IndexedDB requires a shift in mindset for many Web developers, as it is more similar to “NoSQL” systems like CouchDB or MongoDB than to traditional relational databases.

IndexedDB will be the theme for December’s MDN DevDerby. And to kick off the theme for the month, on December 1st, we’re offering an MDN Webinar on IndexedDB with Jonas Sicking, one of the editors of the IndexedDB draft standard and one of the implementors of IndexedDB in Gecko.

December 1st, at 9:00 a.m. US Pacific Time (17:00 UTC). Add this event to your Google calendar:
Air Mozilla, with text chat on #airmozilla on irc.mozilla.org. (There’s an IRC widget on the Air Mozilla page if you need it.)

We’ll record this session for those who can’t attend (or can’t use Flash, which is currently used by Air Mozilla for live streaming video).

We’d like to get a rough estimate of how many people will be attending. If you happen to use Plancast, and you plan to attend the seminar, please join the event on Plancast.

About Janet Swisher

Janet is the Community Lead and Project Manager for MDN Web Docs. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

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  1. Pete

    And of course not a single word about WebSQL. It’s on all Webkit and Opera browsers. Therefor it’s on almost every smartphone. Wake up!

    November 23rd, 2011 at 11:02

    1. Andrew

      The reasons for choosing indexedDB over an SQL based database have been discussed on hacks before.

      November 23rd, 2011 at 11:36

    2. Niloy

      WebSQL is not supported by Firefox :(

      November 23rd, 2011 at 22:37

  2. Thomas

    Pete, Niloy: WebSQL has been deprecated. See http://www.w3.org/TR/webdatabase/

    You can’t miss the following message:
    “Beware. This specification is no longer in active maintenance and the Web Applications Working Group does not intend to maintain it further.”

    “This document was on the W3C Recommendation track but specification work has stopped. The specification reached an impasse: all interested implementors have used the same SQL backend (Sqlite), but we need multiple independent implementations to proceed along a standardisation path.”

    November 28th, 2011 at 11:18

    1. Pete

      At least currently we have another situation:

      November 30th, 2011 at 03:59

  3. Zachariah

    When and where will the video of this presentation be published?

    December 6th, 2011 at 02:33

    1. Janet Swisher

      I’ll update this post with a link to the video when it’s available. Our IT folks have been fighting a major fire this week, so I think posting the recording probably took a lower priority.

      December 7th, 2011 at 19:12

  4. Erico

    Where can I find the video for this webinar? there’s no link in this post, and can’t find it anywhere. Thanks!

    June 28th, 2012 at 10:20

    1. Janet Swisher

      Umm, it’s embedded at the top of the post! If you can’t see that for some reason (older browser?), here’s the direct link: http://vid.ly/0l5g1q

      June 28th, 2012 at 16:20

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