Pro HTML5 Programming (Google eBook)

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Apress, Nov 30, 2011 - Computers - 352 pages
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HTML5 is here, and with it, web applications have acquired 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 well as 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 supported by 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 with Drag-and-Drop
  10. Using the Web Workers API
  11. Using the Storage APIs
  12. Creating Offline Web Applications
  13. The Future of HTML5
  

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Review: Pro Html5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development

User Review  - Mikhail Kumachev - Goodreads

Nice HTML5 overview with clean simple examples for each new feature in HTML5. It is good book to start HTML5 development if you have already had JavaScript development experience. Read full review

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User Review  - Maciej Matyjas - Goodreads

High level overview of the rapidly changing landscape that is modern web development. Read full review

Contents

Overview of HTML5
1
Using the Canvas API
23
Working with Scalable Vector Graphics
63
Working with Audio and Video
83
Using the Geolocation API
107
Using the Communication APIs
135
Using the WebSocket API
159
Using the Forms API
193
Working with DragandDrop
217
Using the Web Workers API
241
Using the Storage APIs
263
Creating Offline Web Applications
295
The Future of HTML5
313
Index
323
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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 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 Mountain View, 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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