Video and slides from JavaScript APIs – The Web is the Platform presentation at the .toster conference

Back in May, I was lucky to go to Moscow, Russia, to speak at the .toster conference about JavaScript APIs and the web as a platform. Now I have the video together with the slides to share from that presentation.

I cover a lot of various JavaScript APIs, possibilities on the web and also new WebAPIs!

The video for JavaScript APIs – The Web is the Platform is available on YouTube. It is also embedded below:

(If you’ve opted in to HTML5 video on YouTube you will get that, otherwise it will fallback to Flash)

The slides that I use in the presentation are available on SlideShare, and also embedded here:

JavaScript APIs – The Web is the Platform – .toster conference, Moscow from Robert Nyman

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at and loves to travel and meet people.

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  1. Odin Hørthe Omdal

    Opera also supports much of what you’re mentioning here, although it’s not mentioned as supporting it.

    Also, the indexedDB “prefix-buster” code you’re using won’t work in Firefox :-)

    August 28th, 2012 at 02:40

    1. Robert Nyman

      Well, it’s not mentioned as not supporting it either. If I remember correctly, at the time a number of those were in Alpha, so it wasn’t clear if they were to be shipped. :-)

      With IndexedDB, when the talk was given, that was the recommended approach from many sources how to do it. However, like you mention, it has shown that it has its drawbacks in the global scope (not a problem in a controlled context/closure).

      We’ve also updated articles like Storing images and files in IndexedDB to show that.

      August 28th, 2012 at 03:05

  2. Daniel

    “If you’ve opted in to HTML5 video on YouTube you will get that”

    I have, but I get the flash version :/

    September 5th, 2012 at 08:57

    1. Robert Nyman

      I’m sorry, but I can’t say why that is. When logged into YouTube, I get the HTML5 version.

      Please check with YouTube’s support.

      September 6th, 2012 at 00:50

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