On the data front we now have document databases, graph databases, XML databases. Why do we try and store objects to the database when the web isn't made up of objects?
Why are CMS systems so complicated and so common? Surely we can just generate a website in the same way as we generate Controller code in Rails and its clones. Why the intermediary of the code in the first place?
To try and tackle some of our web conventions and propose some new "unconventions" we will be assembling a crack team of web architects and practioners. They will be proposing a new best practice or the repeal of an outdated one and then we'll throw open the questions to audience. Grill the panel, ask them what a "Transaction modelled in the Domain" means, after all they are meant to be experts.
Panellists will include: Dan North, Ian Robinson, Felix Leipold and Alistair Jones. See wiki for more details.