Keynote abstract: Jim Miller

The Web and Web-based protocols (HTTP, HTML, XML, SOAP, etc.) are pervasive, they penetrate corporate fire walls, and they provide a strong infrastructure that spans consumer-to-business, business-to-business, and intra-enterprise. Do the same tools that we use for local applications or client-server applications provide enough leverage for this new environment?

What\'s changed, what\'s the same, and what part do tools play? Will we see a new wave of languages? Will some of the old ideas come forward in a new way, or will entirely new ideas replace them?'