New web technologies for modern astronomers - an interactive seminar
( * Please bring your laptop or your smartphone with you * )
Astronomers are not only skilled computer users, but also experienced Internet users. Their work could benefit from latest improvement in the world of the web. In particular, new client-side, server-side, and database technologies can be used to set up:
1) extremely performing data mining applications;
2) multi-thread CPU/GPU simulation or reduction software;
3) efficient ways to communicate results or to exchange data;
4) modern web-based tools for astronomic research and outreach.
After a quick introduction and a basic history of the evolution of web technologies during these last 15 years, we will present interactive examples of the above-mentioned technologies, focusing on client-side innovations.