Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development

Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development

by Peter Lubbers, Brian Albers, Frank Salim
     
 

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HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications haveacquired power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness like never before. With this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology—available in the most recent versions of modern browsers—to build web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and

Overview

HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications haveacquired power, ease, scalability, and responsiveness like never before. With this book, developers will learn how to use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology—available in the most recent versions of modern browsers—to build web applications with unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness.

This new edition includes major revisions for WebSockets functionality, reflecting the new W3C specification. It also features new chapters covering the drag-and-drop API as wellas SVG.

  • Explains how to create real-time HTML5 applications that tap the full potential of modern browsers
  • Provides practical, real-world examples of HTML5 features in action
  • Covers all the new HTML5 APIs to get you up-to-speed quickly with HTML5
  • Fully updated to include the latest revisions of the WebSocket API, and much more.

What you’ll learn

  • How the HTML5 specification has evolved
  • How to develop cutting-edge web applications using new HTML5 features like WebSockets, geolocation, web storage, Canvas, and audio/video
  • Which features are available in modern browsers


Who this book is for

  • Web designers and developers who want to use the latest cutting-edge technology available in current browsers
  • Developers who want to create dynamic, HTML5 web applications
  • Developers who want to know which HTML5 features are supportedby modern browsers

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of HTML5
  2. Using the Canvas API
  3. Working With Scalable Vector Graphics
  4. Working with Audio and Video
  5. Using the Geolocation API
  6. Using the Communication APIs
  7. Using the WebSocket API
  8. Using the Forms API
  9. Working withDrag-and-Drop
  10. Using the Web Workers API
  11. Using theStorageAPIs
  12. Creating Offline WebApplications
  13. The Future of HTML5


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430227908
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Lubbers is the director of documentation and training at Kaazing Corporation and the co-founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group. Peter also teaches HTML5 training courses all over the world. Prior to joining Kaazing, Peter worked as an information architect at Oracle, where he wrote many books, including the award-winning Oracle Application Server Portal Configuration Guide. At Oracle, Peter also developed documentation automation solutions, and two of his inventions are patented. A native of the Netherlands, Peter served as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets. Peter lives on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest and in his spare time, he loves to run ultra marathons in the Sierra Nevada foothills and around Lake Tahoe (preferably in one go!).

Frank Salim is a software engineer at Google. Previously, he was one of the original engineers at Kaazing who helped craft the WebSocket gateway and client strategy. Frank is a San Diego native currently residing in San Francisco, California. He holds a degree in computer science from Pomona College. When he is not programming, Frank enjoys reading, painting, and inline skating. In 2010, Frank co-authored "Pro HTML5 Programming" (Apress).

Brian Albers is the vice president of development at Kaazing Corporation. Brian has more than 13 years of experience in the field of user interface technologies. Prior to joining Kaazing, Brian worked as senior development manager at Oracle, where he led the planning and design of the next generation of Oracle's user interface technology an effort publicly known as ADF Faces. During his 10-year tenure at Oracle, Brian worked primarily on mixing cutting-edge technology with large enterprise demands (internationalization, accessibility, scalability). He proposed the open source donation of ADF Faces, which ultimately became the Apache MyFaces Trinidad project. Brian also led a cross-team effort to develop a DHTML-rich client and a mobile client presentation layer for Oracle's Project Fusion. Brian holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin: one in computer science and another in Plan II Honors.

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