Platform 2.0: The Next Generation
On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara SDForum held an Application Platforms Conference called Platform 2.0: The Next Generation.
Software developers, architects, investors, entrepreneurs, business strategists and product managers attended.
The first generation of the platform was a place where developers created applications running on operating systems like DOS, Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux or mainframes.
The second generation of the platform grew from the Internet where web applications ran on servers with CGI, Cold Fusion, PHP, JSP, ASP.NET and RoR. All of this required programmers to create features for the applications.
This conference covered the third generation of the platform that is emerging. It helps ordinary users connect people, processes and information to create measurable business results. The average user can add power features to their applications themselves and to do this with no knowledge of programming. Bloggers can add PayPal donate buttons. MySpace members can list their favorite music. Users can contribute to wikis.
Excerpts of the event will be posted over the next several days. Some of the attendees were: Larry Abrahams, Peter Antoniak, Rod (Raâ€™ed) Arab, Alain Baritault, Greg Crandall, Andrew Fife, Doug Free, Masa Izakas, Wilson Lau, Karen Lee, Robert Mullins, Richard Munden, Ravi Ramanthan. Jennifer Rosa, Mark Slinn and Terry Wood.
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