O'Reilly's Velocity event is all about making the web go faster and so it is of interest to all of us.
The Velocity conference is over for another year and there is a collection of slides and videos for you to view at: Velocity Slides and Videos
Perhaps the star of the show is Douglas Crockford who comes out and says things right at the very start that previously would have been greeted with ridicule:
"It's an amalgam of features from several other languages - from Java it gets its lousy syntax, from Scheme it gets functions as first class objects - the best idea in the history of programming languages - and from Self it gets prototypal inheritance - the other greatest idea."
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