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HTML5 vs. Everything Else: Guess What’s Winning?

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Some 60 percent of developers have already migrated to an HTML and hybrid development platform, says a new survey. continue…

HTML5 Development Is on the Upswing

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Is it surprising that developers say they love the latest version of HMTL5? That’s what seems to be happening. According to a survey from Sencha, a provider of open source Web application frameworks, enthusiasm is only growing for HTML5 while support wanes for the classic Microsoft Windows platform. The company polled more than 2,100 business applications developers during December and January. Among its findings: More than 60 percent of developers have converted to HTML5 and hybrid development for their key… continue…

Demand for IT Engineers Shows in Salaries

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IT engineers continue to be in demand, and the proof is in their salaries, according to the 2013–2014 PayScale College Salary report. Their roles accounted for a sizable chunk of the top 10 salaries across all industries when measured by median pay for graduates with at least 10 years of experience. Computer engineering majors, sharing sixth place with electrical engineering majors, had an annual median salary of $106,000 for those at the mid-career level. When starting out – with five… continue…

Amazon Opens Kindle Fire to HTML5 Web Apps

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The apps inevitably include support for in-app purchasing, which would profit Amazon. continue…

Firefox OS Smartphones Launched, But Will Anyone Buy One?

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Firefox OS will need great hardware and a variety of apps in order to have any sort of impact on the market. continue…

Digital Rights Management in HTML5

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In a recent blog “Implementing Video and Audio in HTML5,” I said that while HTML5 was a great step forward in terms of audio and video tags, different audio and video formats were required on a website in order to support all browsers. The heart of the issue is that no single audio and video format comes free from copyright, usage and patent restrictions. The result is that each browser vendor picks the format for which they have ownership or… continue…

Google Rolling Out New HTML5 Tool for Creatives

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Google Web Designer will allow developers and designers to more easily build online ads using HTML5. continue…

Staffing for HTML5

Training front-end developers to become experts is hard, but finding the perfect developer is even harder. continue…

Implementing Video and Audio in HTML5

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Since Tim Berners-Lee first published it in 1991, HTML has been the one and only way that clients and servers on the Web could communicate. Initially just handling text was sufficient, but over time Web pages became more complex and required new functions. Among the changes implemented were the tags that allow scripting languages to create dynamic pages, reduce interactions between clients and servers, and provide the kind of media-heavy websites that have become all-but ubiquitous. As the Web’s functionality… continue…

What I Learned at the Developers Conference

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Being in IT for so many years has made me wear a lot of hats: Web dev on some days, a designer on others and a guy who has friends ask him how to do “simple” things that aren’t all that simple. So it behooved me to grab a ticket and go to the HTML5 Developer’s conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Summary The conference was packed — literally in some cases, as people were bumping shoulders taking notes… continue…