Next Level of Game-Changing Innovation for SevOne for HTML5
Discussing a particular web technology may seem like a far-off topic from network performance management. However, to ensure that a team is capable of constructing anything, from a football stadium to a rocket ship, you must have the right tools. Choosing the wrong tools leaves you with limited functionality, sluggish performance, and no hope for scalability. The right tools for the job are the ones that you shouldn't have to think about. These are the tools that let you focus on innovating and creating, rather than working within a set of boundaries. Finding and adopting these tools is part of my job, and it makes me smile when I say that.
“The future is coming! HTML5 is going to change the web!” I have been hearing this statement or something similar for several years now from web developer friends or folks in the community at large. We have all seen the fancy websites showcasing interactive content or SVG-based games utilizing the new canvas, video, and audio tags. Though the technological achievements are lost on some, there are still many who immediately right-clicked, had their pupils dilate, and their jaws drop. "This isn't Flash?!”
"The legacy systems at [my enterprise] cannot handle or support HTML5.” Thhed up to the counter, bought my first cup of coffee, and sat down with Vess to begin my career here at SevOne. And for the record, I haven't stopped drinking coffee, or taking direction from Vess since that day in Dunkin Donuts over 6 years ago. Both have made pretty positive impacts on my life, but one could argue about my blood pressure.
"HTML5 is not ready. [My development shop] will adopt when it's finished.” We have seen the effects of a stagnant enterprise application on customer satisfaction. Before customers see our product in action, they are often in staunch disbelief that our claims of speed and scalability are a reality. Taking advantage of new technologies not only provides competitive advantage, but it opens doors to creativity and innovation. This also has the added effect of customer confidence that the investment they made in your solution will grow and provide them with the tools they need to do their job and do it well.
The original version 5 of the HTML standard was appropriately called "Web Applications 1.0." The goal is to give developers the power to build rich, flexible, scalable applications accessible to anyone with a browser. As a seeker of the best tools to enable my team, it seems only fitting to match the best and brightest with a technology of the same vein.
My name is Steve Mahoney and I am a software architect for SevOne. I am one of the originals, and by that I mean we occasionally argue as to whether I am employee number 3 or 4. I met Vess Bakalov, SevOne's founder and CTO, for an interview at a Dunkin Donuts on campus at the University of Delaware. At the time I was a Computer Science major eager to escape the woes of the big corporate job experiences I held before. Upon arrival, Vess suggested I grab a cup of coffee; to which I responded “I don't drink coffee.” Vess' suggestion then turned into a command: “Get a cup of coffee.” With his thick Bulgarian accent, I was admittedly intimidated.