Programming HTML5 Applications by Zachary Kessin
Building Powerful Cross-Platform Environments in Javascript

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HTML5 is not just a replacement for plugins. It also makes the Web a first-class development environment by giving JavaScript programmers a solid foundation for building industrial-strength applications. This practical guide takes you beyond simple site creation and shows you how to build self-contained HTML5 applications that can run on mobile devices and compete with desktop apps.

You’ll learn powerful JavaScript tools for exploiting HTML5 elements, and discover new methods for working with data, such as offline storage and multithreaded processing. Complete with code samples, this book is ideal for experienced JavaScript and mobile developers alike.

Store session data in the browser with local storage objectsSave trips to the server: store larger amounts of data with IndexedDBGive browsers limited access to a user’s system to read and upload filesTake your app offline—and speed up page loading when it’s onlineUse Web Workers to create multithreaded applicationsTransfer data between browser and server more efficiently with Web SocketsLearn about HTML5 tags for forms, multimedia, graphics, and geolocation

"HTML5 is all the rage these days, but it's more than just a buzzword. Programming HTML5 Applications provides the knowledge to guide you through all the new technologies needed to make modern web applications."

--Ralph Whitbeck, cohost of The Official jQuery Podcast


About Zachary Kessin

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Zachary Kessin has been working on developing interactive web applications since 1994. In the last few years Zachary's focus has been on building complex applications in the browser with Javascript, browser-based testing with Selenium, functional programming, and code generation.
Published November 10, 2011 by O'Reilly Media. 144 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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