Profesor del Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la Universidad de Alicante (España). Interesado en el desarrollo y la accesibilidad web.

Profesor del Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la Universidad de Alicante (España). Interesado en el desarrollo y la accesibilidad web.

H. G. Wells también imaginó la Web

Se suele nombrar a Vannevar Bush como uno de los pioneros que imaginó la Web. Así lo cuento en mi vídeo “Historia de la Web: su nacimiento (parte 1)”:

Ahora he descubierto que H. G. Wells, el famoso escritor británico de ciencia ficción, también imaginó en sus escritos World Brain algo que se asemeja mucho a la actual Web (o Internet, aunque no son lo mismo):

In 1937, H. G. Wells proposed a predigital, freely available World Encyclopedia to represent a civilization-saving World Brain.

In a series of talks and essays in 1937, H. G. Wells proselytized for what he called a “World Brain,” as manifested in a World Encyclopedia—a repository of scientifically established knowledge—that would spread enlightenment around the world and lead to world peace. Wells, known to readers today as the author of The War of the Worlds and other science fiction classics, was imagining something like a predigital Wikipedia. The World Encyclopedia would provide a summary of verified reality (in about forty volumes); it would be widely available, free of copyright, and utilize the latest technology.

Of course, as Bruce Sterling points out in the foreword to this edition of Wells’s work, the World Brain didn’t happen; the internet did. And yet, Wells anticipated aspects of the internet, envisioning the World Brain as a technical system of networked knowledge (in Sterling’s words, a “hypothetical super-gadget”). Wells’s optimism about the power of information might strike readers today as naïvely utopian, but possibly also inspirational.


Los 10 problemas más comunes que los desarrolladores de JavaScript experimentan

Muy interesante la lista que aparece en The 10 Most Common JavaScript Issues Developers Face:

At first, JavaScript may seem quite simple. Yet the language is significantly more nuanced, powerful, and complex than one would initially be led to believe. Many of JavaScript’s subtleties lead to a number of common problems—10 of which we discuss here—that keep code from behaving as intended. It’s important to be aware of and avoid these pitfalls in one’s quest to become a master JavaScript developer.

Web Almanac 2022

Web Almanac 2022 está compuesto de 22 capítulos con información muy interesante sobre la Web. El contenido es:

Part I. Page Content
Chapter 1: CSS
Chapter 2: JavaScript
Chapter 3: Markup
Chapter 4: Structured Data
Chapter 5: Fonts
Chapter 6: Media
Chapter 7: WebAssembly
Chapter 8: Third Parties
Chapter 9: Interoperability
Part II. User Experience
Chapter 10: SEO
Chapter 11: Accessibility
Chapter 12: Performance
Chapter 13: Privacy
Chapter 14: Security
Chapter 15: Mobile Web
Chapter 16: Capabilities
Chapter 17: PWA
Part III. Content Publishing
Chapter 18: CMS
Chapter 19: Jamstack
Chapter 20: Sustainability
Part IV. Content Distribution
Chapter 21: Page Weight
Chapter 22: CDN
Chapter 23: HTTP


Todo este trabajo se puede descargar como un PDF.