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; …

Always Forward – Node.js and the Web Platform

I had the pleasure of chatting with Dan Shaw, Tara Manicsic, and James Snell earlier this week about Node.js and the Web Platform on an episode of Always Forward. I especially enjoyed making Tara’s acquaintance, hearing everyone’s “web origin stories,” and of course geeking out a bit about the tangled world of web standards. The …