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Where is this web going to?

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This year, one of my submission has been approved to this really big, interesting, useful event.
For years, Fisl has brought to Porto Aegre, a lot of great people in the most challenging areas to speak about their knowledge, experiences and plans.
It’s always an amazing opportunity to spread your ideas, know crazy smart people and many times, people that have literally wrote the book and made story.
I’m use to saying that on Fisl, we see the record of nerds by square meter.

This year, I’ll speak about the revolution of the web development, its new technologies and techniques, beside the way we see the web itself, and also, how the users see it nowadays. I’ll speak about HTML5, CSS3, JS2, the market share, business, among other interesting topics. I think we can all have a great conversation about such subjects and I invite you all to watch my presentation (entitled “Até onde vai essa teia?”, or “where is this web going to?”, during the saturday, at 10 o’clock) and also, to have a nice talking about this revolutionary age we are living, through the corridors and stands in the event.

Links of the event:

Testing Firefox 4 Beta 1

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Well, Firefox 4b1 has just been lauched and we had the chance to test it and use it for quite a while.
The first thing I did was to test it running some crazy heacy scripts, like https://bit.ly/DvVL and https://bit.ly/ppahL. I gotta say, it was impressive. Those scripts simply couldn’t run at Firefox in the previous version, now, they run just as chrome does. It made me happy about this release.
Then, testing it with acid3, it reached the 97 points. I think it could be better, specially because either chrome, safari and opera reached 100. Though, those 3 missing points are related to the SVG Fonts, which were deliberately not implemented, using WOFF instead, as you can see in the Mozilla’s developers blog.
At html5test.com, firefox 4 had 189 points. Chrome was the only better, with 197. IE had 27, as I thought.
When testing selectors and CSS3 here, I notice there are only a few properties/methods that only chrome offers more than Firefox.
The problem I have to point by now is that no one single add-on worked on this version. Even mine didn’t work ok and I’ll have to change some details at them.

About the layout, I’m personaly happy they didn’t take off the status bar, as many people had asked for(if I wanted a browser without a status bar, I’d rather use Chrome). Still, if you use windows vista or Seven, you may have some new advances, like the special button at the top of the window, removing the usual menubar, adding it to the title bar.

I do think there are many things to get better or to be increased in Firefox 4 before its release candidate. It promises a lot and I’m really glad to see the browsers walking toward the same point. The future developers will be happier and faster :)