2015 Q1 Personal Review

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I like retrospective-style posts. When writing them I get to look back at the things I've done and am often surprised, pleased and encouraged to improve. I also enjoy reading retrospective posts of others, particularly from those who are doing similar things or those that I look up to and learn from. Hopefully the majority will forgive the indulgence of a personal retrospective and a few - like me - will find it interesting and useful. If you're considering a developer evangelist role this may provide you with some insight. If you're already working in a similar role then it might be a useful comparison. I'll also do a summary retrospective retro including a few stats, and cover what some my plans are for 2015 Q2.

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Review of Realtime Web Tech Predictions from 2014

Back in February 2014 I wrote a list of 10 predictions for realtime web technologies in 2014 (well, it was 10 and 2 bonus items). In this blog post - sorry it's not 1 year on - I'll review they and provide my thoughts on whether those predictions were correct or not.

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Rejoining Pusher

The callback has been invoked, the Promise fulfilled. I'm *super-excited* to be rejoining Pusher to head up evangelism and developer experience.

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The Real-time Web in 2014 & Beyond

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It’s interesting how I used to always talk about the Real-time Web and Real-time Web Apps but now it really does need to be Real-time Internet Apps because IoT (The Internet of Things) now means we need to think beyond what we would traditionally class as Internet technologies. In this latest talk I cover realtime web technology communication paradigms and use cases for 2014 and beyond.

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[Updated] The State of the Componentised Web

[Updated] The State of the Componentised Web preview image

The idea of building applications out of a number of independent components isn’t anything new. But with Web Components on the horizon I thought it would be a good time to look at component-based application development, how we benefit from taking this approach, how we can build our applications in this way using existing technologies and how we’re likely to be building our front-end web apps in the future.

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Choosing your Realtime Web App Tech Stack

Choosing your Realtime Web App Tech Stack preview image

In this final part (sorry for the delay) I'm going to cover how you should approach choosing your Realtime Web App Tech Stack. Socket.IO has done an amazing job when it comes to making people aware of realtime web technology. And it's a great solution. But, it shouldn't be the default choice when choosing your realtime web solution. You should instead take a number of factors into account. Then, if it provides the functionality required to meet your requirements, use it. But there are lots of other fantastic realtime web solutions available that may be a better fit or your application's needs.

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Fundamentals of the Realtime Web & Realtime Web Functionality

Fundamentals of the Realtime Web & Realtime Web Functionality preview image

In part 1 of this 3-part write-up from my talk at FOWA London 2013 I covered the History, Background, Benefits & Use Cases of Realtime. In this 2nd part I'm going to provide details on some fundaments about realtime web technology and an overview of the basic types of functionality that they offer.

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