JavaScript and HTML5 Now

JavaScript and HTML5 Now

by Kyle Simpson

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A decade ago, Ajax took the Web out of childhood, and now HTML5 and JavaScript are moving the Web into full adulthood. This insightful overview provides striking examples of how these technologies have teamed up to give the Web a truly open platform.

Author Kyle Simpson (HTML5 Cookbook) shows you how JavaScript unlocks the power of all of the new functionality in HTML5, giving web applications the capabilities developers have wanted for years. These technologies now provide the raw tools you need in the presentation layer to replace everything you used to do with Flash.

You’ll discover how:

  • HTML5 builds natively into the web platform things we find most commonly useful, such as audio, video, and drawing
  • The Canvas element is changing graphic animations, games, audio visualization, charting, and video effects
  • Geolocation has spawned “geofencing” and augmented reality
  • Web Workers allows calculations to be performed in the background, rather than compete with the UI
  • Web Sockets is enabling realtime communication for chat, live tech support, multi-user collaboration, and gaming
  • Mobile device APIs will give web apps direct access the phone’s camera, vibration, and other capabilities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449339067
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 18
Sales rank: 50,231
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kyle Simpson is a UI architect from Austin, TX. He is passionate about user experience, specifically optimizing the UI to be as responsive, efficient, secure, and scalable as possible.He considers JavaScript the ultimate language and is constantly tinkering with how to push it further. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web technology, he's bored by it.He has a number of open-source projects, including LABjs, HandlebarJS/BikechainJS, and flXHR, and he also is a core contributor to SWFObject.

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JavaScript and HTML5 Now 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's like a long article on the past present and future of HTML5 and JavaScript. Nicely done. Good if you have a basic idea of some web history and not sure how it all fits together. Very informative.
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BrainyBird More than 1 year ago
A college essay on HTML5 and JavaScript. This is not a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much else
Denimadept More than 1 year ago
I don't know what the reason is, but I have been having serious trouble parsing this book. It's not that the text is bad, or the subject matter, but that perhaps the conversion to an e-book was either difficult or poorly done. A novel is just straight text possibly broken into chapters, and is easy to deal with on my Nook Simple Touch. This text book has complex layout, such as in-set boxes, illustrations, and side bars. In my opinion, the e-book is much harder to work with than the paper book would be, except of course that the e-book is easier to carry. If you don't mind carrying 2kg (or whatever) of paper book, get the hardcopy. If that doesn't work for you, or you just have to get the e-book, i hope you'll have an easier time with it than I have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the technical manual I was hoping for, but still a very informative and concise history of HTML and JavaScript, and a brief preview of things to come with HTML5. The links add some great examples.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Left me dreaming about the great potential and myriads of uses for HTML5 + Javascript.