Calconnect 2014 San Francisco

02/04/2014 00:00

In Feb 2014 Milton attended the CalConnect conference at the Mozilla office in San Francisco.

The first half of the week is for interop testing, and it was incredible to have access to client side developers from Apple, BusyMac and Firefox Phone. Problems that would normally take a week of network sniffing and reverse engineering were sorted out in minutes by walking over to the dev.

Milton made a lot of improvements in principal search meaning auto-complete of attendees works. There were also some optimisations for network traffic, and a few other bits and pieces.

The second half of the week was all about discussing up-coming protocol changes. Most interesting for me is

  • server federation: calendar scheduling will work between servers
  • standardised push notifications: currently push is only possible with propietary schemes like Apple's APN
  • standardised json API: this is a bit further off, but should allow harmonisation of web devs and server protocol development, but using JSON as the transport.