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John Musser, Programmableweb.com Founder

 John  Musser

John Musser is the founder of ProgrammableWeb.com, the leading online resource for mashups, APIs and the web as platform. During his 20-year career in software development he has shipped six award-winning software products in three industries working with companies including Electronic Arts, Credit Suisse, MTV and Bell Labs.

He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Washington, and has written for a variety of technology publications on software development, most recently as author of "Web 2.0: Principles and Best Practices" published by O'Reilly Media.

Presentation: "Web as Platform: State of the Market"

Time: Wednesday 10:45 - 12:00

Location: Metro 1


The landscape of the web as a platform is changing at a dizzying pace these days. From hundreds of new web APIs, to new development tools, to a myriad of competing services calling themselves "platforms", keeping up isn't easy.

In this session we'll take a top-down look at this space in order to get an up-to-date overview of major players, technologies and trends.

  • Who are the leaders in the web API and platform as a service (PaaS) markets?
  • Who's providing the next generation tools for building apps on these platforms?
  • What are the primary debates and issues? What are the key technology trends and where should you look to see where this is headed?