by Nate Schutta
For the last few years, the web has been all atwitter about Web 2.0 (and even the occasional reference to Web 3.0). Yes, the days of static web applications are officially over and while libraries like jQuery and Prototype make it easier to build modern applications, ultimately they are papering over issues in the web standards (and the browsers that implement them). Today we’re building to standards that are from the palaeolithic era of web design, but that’s changing – and HTML5 is a large part of that. In this talk, we’ll discus just what HTML5 is and why it matters. We’ll show how you can build to HTML5 today and which browsers support what. Thankfully, after many years of stagnation, the future of web applications looks bright!
by Ingo Rammer
HTML5 allows the creation of line of business applications which rely on the browser’s offline storage capabilities for application and data. These applications can provide user experiences comparable to native applications and allow large percentages of code and markup reuse between Desktop, Android, iOS and the most recent BlackBerry OSes (and Windows Phone 7 in November 2011). In this session, you will learn about the capabilities of HTML5 which pertain to these kinds of applications, about the frameworks which can help you create offline business applications and about the pitfalls and uncharted/semi-charted areas you will have to enter.
18th–21st October 2011