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  • HTML5 PhoneGap and What's Next

    by Ben Birch

    If this year is all about the mobile space maturing, then your web skills are where it’s at and a key player is PhoneGap, which supercharges your code and gets you into the app store(s).

    We look at one small framework’s journey from birth at a 2 day hacking event to become the preeminent method for distributing packaged web apps on mobile devices. We will have a look at the all the goodies that PhoneGap provides, then peek inside and see how it integrates with the web stack. We will explore some of the pain points and work arounds. Then, we take a quick pass through the community and resources available. Finally, we finishing up with a look at where PhoneGap is going and explore the interesting places your web dev skills could take you in the next 12 months.

    At 10:45am to 11:40am, Friday 14th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Coverage slide deck

  • HTML5 API Soup - Recipes for Maximum Taste

    by Damon Oehlman

    Most jaw-dropping apps use multiple HTML5 APIs in creative ways, rather than a single API in isolation. In this session we will explore ways you can implement and combine HTML APIs such as websockets, web workers, local storage, and geolocation to make awesome web apps. Then just for fun we’ll look at how you can dish up something really special by throwing in ingredients like canvas, video and WebGL.

    At 11:45am to 12:40pm, Friday 14th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

  • Up and Running with Node.js

    by Tom Hughes-Croucher

    Learn how to build high performance Internet and web applications with Node.js. In is session Tom Hughes-Croucher will demonstrate how to quickly build a high performance chat server using Node.js. This live coding exercise will provide a real insight into what it looks like to build a project in server-side Javascript. We will also cover how to deploy Node applications in production and look at just how far Node can really scale… A million connections and beyond?

    At 2:40pm to 3:30pm, Friday 14th October

    In Development Track, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre