Webstock conference speeches of Ben Goodger (Lead Engineer on Firefox who also works for Google) and Tony Chor (Group Program Manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team). I published them on my ZDNet blog, thinking my browser-obsessed readers over there would appreciate my efforts. But all I got was accusations of writing a puff piece :-( Duh, I was live-blogging a conference!Well not really, but it seems you can't get much attention these days without using a controversial headline :-) Yesterday I live-blogged the
Anyway, if you want to get away from all the mob justice of the O'Reilly Web 2.0 trademark kerfuffle, you may enjoy what the lead developers of Firefox and IE have to say about their products.
From Ben Goodger speech:
Managing growth: "Netscape in 1994 looks pretty similar to us" - will Firefox's fate be similar? Ben doesn't think so, but doesn't want them to become complacent. They'll continued to focus on their ideals, not be distracted by what the competition is doing. They don't have closed decisions and want to encourage 'lurkers' - make it easy for them to contribute if they want to.
From Tony Chor speech:
Now talks about designing and developing for IE - "we know it can be a little frustrating" [little bit of frustrated-sounding laughter from the mainly designer and developer audience here]. Discusses CSS issues and shows that IE7 has fixed all but one of the 25 bugs they identified "that drive developers crazy".