Keynote: Why web tech is like this - Steve Sanderson

Ever wondered why browsers look like they do? Why we use port 80, or why it’s img src=… and not image source=… ? How did JS and CSS take over, and what could there have been instead? Who invented modern web dev tooling, and how have your favourite server and client frameworks been battling it out? Where are the latest wave of metaframeworks trying to take us next?

Let’s explore it though demos! We’ll compile and run the first-ever web server and browser, and experiment live with many other landmark tools and frameworks from across the decades. In each case, we’ll try to spot what influence remains today, revealing modern web dev as a mixture of brilliant innovations, terrible mistakes, and lucky moments.
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