And actually, this blog *should* be about how to avoid common pitfalls when using Dojo widgets inside hidden ContentPanes (as when using Stack- or TabContainers), but I have a huge queue of, oh, two or so posts to go before that.
Which despite the pedestrian nature of above statement is not particularly easy, even if it's nice (sharing properties with several other activities I could think of..).
The reason for the lack of simplicity is that the city is actually at least two cities, which don't like each other very much and have crashed into one another in a desperate struggle to the very end, throwing streets and towers as you please, leaving the unwary resident in crossing with no less than three busy streets, often multiples of that, where two or more have steel railings to avoid being crossed in reasonable manners.
The evening was punctuated by Christian Heilman was nice enough to lead the way to the actual beach (at 2am) to see a work of art of some sort, where I managed to take a photo of him and Lieke Arendts of Ajax.org and Javelin fame (uppermost above).
The conference was set in a beautiful fin-de-last-but-last-again-ciecle cinema named Duke of York Cinema. You know what? All conferences should be in cinemas. Problem with ventilation? Nope. Too hot or cold? No way. A cinema is made for large number of people sitting for a long time looking at whatever's up on the stage. Perfect!
But even though JSConf.eu wins due to the sheer amount of good content, Full Frontal still manage to out-wattage JSConf.eu on the mere fact that it was *so* right in just one day, managing by luck or engineering to get almost every speaker not only be the right kind but sort of building upon each others talks.
The talk had just the same effect on Full Frontal. people whooped and became generally agitated about the idea to use their front-end kung-fu to start building heavy-hitting serve-side stuff as well. No new idea (and the Javelin guys were quietly commenting on their own KLOCs of C++ to make their own SSJS platform one of the speediest, doing essentially the same - and more), but the magic bullet here is one of perceived complexity; Noone in the room thought that they would have a hard time picking up node.js and try something out with it. Just as with CouchDB, it simple to explain and simple to use. Well, OK, I'll shut up about it for now, but expect me to be back on the topic!
Amateurism in really bright people means playfulness and a lowering of barriers, so that using hamsters for request is seen as OK - not very academical, but fun and getting the point across.
I'll definitely be back next year (there too :)