Raoul Millais, one of our .NET lead developers, reports back from JSConf 2009:
Flash is dead, long live HTML!
Desktop Class Applications on The Web
Another common theme was the currentstandardisation effort. has a good overview article, if you haven’t come across it yet.
There was a whole talk devoted toas well as plenty of notable mentions. This blog post is already growing quite big though and Couch is an important enough project to merit a separate post at some point, so I won’t say much here. Suffice to say, if you are not aware of Couch yet, you should be!
One notable omission in the talks in this area was the new Gnome 3 Shell. It’s a real shame there was no talk on this, it would have been a great opportunity to bring the Gnome desktop to a wider developer audience.