Application Development With HTML5
You can't go far these days on the web without seeing something about "HTML5" and it's promise to change the web forever. As the new "it" term, HTML5 has nearly reached the Hype Hall of Fame status enjoyed by "Web 2.0," "SOA" and the seeming all-time champion, "Cloud Computing." HTML5 is so over-hyped, that it's hard sometimes to see the truth through all of the claims that it, like those buzzwords before it, will really change things this time around.
Hype or not, though, there's no denying the fact that HTML5 has already changed the web, drastically, in the last five years. For the first time in over a decade, web standards are evolving at a dizzying pace, with browser vendors themselves serving as a primary catalyst, and web developers are seeing a first-class application development platform evolve before their very eyes. Combine this evolution with near-universal ubiquity of web dev tools, and what we're seeing as a result is an explosion of web applications, not just in the desktop browser, but in mobile browsers and native mobile apps built with web technologies.
It's a brave new world for the web and web programmers, if not a little overwhelming at times. Often, the biggest challenge is knowing where to begin, not to mention what technologies are ready for prime-time and which still need some work. In this session, Brandon will attempt to separate HTML5 fact from fiction, while arming you with the knowledge you need to stay afloat in the sea of information, so that you can start building HTML5 apps today.