YUI 2nd Birthday


The YUI 2nd Birthday was a dud except for the free shirts, free food, free beer, oh and something about YUI 3.0. The vision plan they have for 3.0 is faster, lighter, more secure, more modular.The front of the shirt is above but the back of the shirt has the quote “This is Yahoo!” and I agree.

Yahoo! has done wonders in terms of front-end engineering with YUI, Design Patterns, YSlow, Juku, and even hiring someone full time for firebug. They are bringing much needed attention web dev and the continued promotion of javascript as a first class language.

On a side note, when I read the “This is Yahoo!” slogan I imagined Jerry Yang kicking Balmer into an endless pit and yelling “THIS IS YAHOO!” 300 style.