Matt Snider is the lead fronted engineer (and employee #1) at Mint.com, the popular personal-finance site that was recently acquired by Intuit. Matt has been a longtime user of YUI at Mint, and he’s documented his own additions to YUI extensively over the years on his blog. This year, Matt deepened his work with the library by authoring a major new component: the YUI 2.8.0 Storage Utility. Storage provides an HTML 5-like API for client-side storage, using native HTML 5 engines where available and falling back to SWF and Gears as alternatives when a native engine isn’t available.
Matt came to YUICONF 2009 last week to share his work with attendees in a session entitled “Introducing the YUI 2.8.0 Storage Utility.” It’s a great talk, and one you’ll want to watch if you’re thinking of adding client-side storage to your project.
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