While HTML5 is still a draft standard, its ultimate role as the dominant cross-platform solution is certain. Even Microsoft calls HTML “the only true cross-platform solution for everything.” But in many ways it is still severely limited when compared to Silverlight. Daniel Jebaraj of Syncfusion weighs in on the future of Silverlight and HTML5 with guidance on how to choose between the two.
Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.
Zef Hemel explains mobl, a cross-platform DSL for building mobile applications, detailing language’s constructs, how to create an application, and why it is better than other similar solutions.
To assess the state of the art in mobile web application development, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular toolkits and frameworks that target this field.
Pro HTML5 Programming, by Peter Lubbers, Brian Albers, Frank Salim, is a book that aims to help developers build HTML5 applications that tap the full potential of modern browsers. 2
Deploying HTML5 is a book written by Aditya Yadav, explaining the HTML5 standard components, showing how they are implemented across major browsers and providing code samples for using them. 1
Jan Algermissen explains the need for discovery of RESTful services, and explains how the existing Domain Name Service (DNS) standard can be used as a widely-deployed and scalable solution. 18
Peter Lubbers explains in this article how HTML5 Web Sockets interact with proxy servers, and what proxy configuration or updates are needed for the Web Sockets traffic to go through. 11
In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.