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
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)
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
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
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
- 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)
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
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)
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)
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)