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This week, we've been putting both the iPad 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces. In our testing, we're happy to say that both tablets are very solid HTML5 platforms. Internet Explorer 10 on the Surface has a broad, well implemented HTML5 feature set that mostly meets and occasionally exceeds mobile Safari's. On the performance front, the iPad 4 leads in raw JavaScript and Canvas performance while the Surface has a faster SVG implementation. Having comprehensive, high performance HTML5 support is now a "must-have" feature for new mobile devices. For end users, both these devices promise great user experiences from well-designed HTML5 apps. Going into our testing, we were bringing expectations set by the iPad 3 and our developer hardware for Windows 8. When we reviewed the iPad 3 in the Spring, we were disappointed with iPad performance. Ordinary web... (more)

Kaazing WebSocket Gateway Security is Strong

This is the second post of a two-part blog post that discusses HTML5 WebSocket and security. The first post, HTML5 WebSocket Security is Strong, talked about the security benefits that derive from being HTTP-compatible and the WebSocket standard itself. In this, the second post, I will highlight some of the extra security capabilities that Kaazing WebSocket Gateway offers. Kaazing WebSocket Gateway makes your Web application architecture more secure. We leverage the HTTP and WebSocket standards as well as Kaazing-specific technology for capabilities beyond what the standard p... (more)

IBM Acquires Worklight

How about we start this post off with some facts? - Mobile data traffic exceeded voice traffic in 2010 (Wireless Industry News, August 26, 2010) - Shipments of smartphones exceeded the shipment of PCs for the first time in 2011 (2011 Economist) - Ten billion mobile connected devices are expected to be in use by 2020 (2011 Economist) - 74% of surveyed CIOs indicated mobile capabilities were a top investment priority over the next three to five years (2011 IBM Global CIO Study) As you may surmise from the above, the mobile computing space is hot. Companies are already doing mobile... (more)

The Windows 8 Opportunity

As the march toward general availability of Windows 8 (on October 26th) continues, I’ve had the opportunity to chat and work with lots of Windows 8 developers via hackathons, mini-meetups, and in-person and e-mail conversations. Many of them are well on their way to, or already have apps, in the Windows Store – and I’ll be profiling some of them in the weeks to come. They got there because they recognized the significance of the first-mover advantage; there’s nothing better to increase your visibility - and profitability - than being the first (and perhaps for a while, the only... (more)

Book Review | CSS3: The Missing Manual

This book is both board and deep. Meaning it covers a ton of topics and goes in-depth on all of them. This book is great for the beginner, but also has a lot of advanced material. After a nice introduction that explains the structure of the book the author starts off Part 1 covering the basics. The book starts with the basics and leads us to advanced topics by the end of the book. I have listed the 5 parts of the book below with the chapters they contain to give an idea of all the topics covered. Part 1. CSS Basics 1. HTML for CSS 2. Creating Styles and Style Sheets 3. Selectors: Ide... (more)

Improving the Mobile Experience with HTML5

It has been reported that one third of the world's top 100 websites have already adopted HTML5, a percentage we expect to grow with the ever-increasing amount of traffic coming from smartphones and tablets and, more importantly, the amount of conversions and revenue-bearing transactions coming via that channel. With Adobe signaling the end of mobile Flash, HTML5 has quickly become the choice for companies looking to deliver a rich and interactive mobile Website or app experience. In the end, organizations must deliver an exceptional design and exceptional performance to give th... (more)