Revised Patterns for Participation in Standards Committees

I recently reread Allen Wirfs-Brock’s paper, Programming Language Standardization: Patterns for Participation, while preparing for an upcoming talk. Allen’s 20+ years of experience in language standards development, research and documentation is extremely valuable to the JavaScript community and can’t be understated. The paper is an academic approach to guidelines and patterns for those getting started in standards work; …

A Developer’s Guide into the World of Web Standards

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining my colleague Amal Hussein and her pals Justin Ribeiro and Leon Revill on the Web Platform Podcast. Amal invited me to record the podcast after discussing the challenges of standards development organizations over lunch, where I emphasized that developing open standards is a much different …