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The web turns 25 years old

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The web was introduced 25 years ago today,.

Just think, before the web there was no online shopping, banking,  search engines,  social networking, web campaigns or online maps. In a short 25 years there have been countless iterations of protocols, browsers, web-servers, frameworks and database systems to enhance Tim Bernard-Lee’s original vision. Despite that evolution we are still making use of those original, fundamental elements:web protocols, browsers, web servers, and HTML.

While our book talks about the technical tools and techniques you need to be a great web developer, the web itself has exceeded the sum of it’s technical parts. The web has changed the very way in which many humans communicate on a daily basis, and has become a powerful tool for both good and evil (like all powerful tools).

Happy Birthday WWW. Here’s to the next 25 years!


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