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December 06, 2011

Apress Releases 'Pro HTML5 Programming' for Web Developers


HTML5 has landed and web applications are becoming more powerful and scalable than ever before. Web developers will need to be acquainted with HTML5 in order to remain competitive. Apress Media, a technical and business publisher that caters to the IT industry, has responded to this need with a new publication for developers: "Pro HTML5 Programming.”

Written by experts Peter Lubbers, Brian Albers and Frank Salim, the book by Apress Media is targeted at anyone who wants to give their web apps an extra edge.

Considered as the first major upgrade of the web, HTML5 with its advanced features and new APIs is expected to give developers “web app power” that they have never experienced before. HTML5 communication technologies, such as WebSocket will be needed to service the explosive demand for connectivity

This book covers all the new HTML5 APIs and explains how to create real-time HTML5 applications. By providing, practical and real-world examples of its features, the book will help web developers to use the full potential of modern browsers and will involve less coding for programmers. Web applications will have “unparalleled functionality, speed, and responsiveness.”

Lubbers, a HTML5 and WebSockets enthusiast explaining the need for HTML5 noted that with developers needing to build universal web applications there arose a corresponding need to learn HTML5.

Lubbers is co-author of "Pro HTML5 Programming" and Director of Documentation and Training at Kaazing (News - Alert), while Albers is the vice president of research and development at Kaazing. Frank Salim is one of the original engineers at Kaazing who helped craft the WebSockets gateway and client strategy.

According to industry leaders at the HTML5 Live conference in New York City in November, 2011, there will be 15 billion connected devices by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020. The shift to HTML 5 will enable web developers to handle this demand and use the latest cutting-edge HTML5 web technology to create exciting, next-generation web applications.

In another news story, Apress' latest book, "Arduino Robotics," takes the versatility and accessibility of the Arduino platform to provide readers with hands-on instruction in building both basic and advanced robots. Using Arduino for robot building has become a very attractive option for electronics hobbyists because Arduino micro controllers are inexpensive, Arduino software is open source and is an easy-to-learn programming language derived from C++, with a strong, supportive online community of Arduino users.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend DevCon5 Developers and Designers Conference, taking place Dec 7-8, in Santa Clara, California. HTML5 has the potential to revolutionize user interfaces, challenge the status quo and change the future of both desktop and mobile web experiences. Join fellow web developers, designers, and architects, as well as technology leaders and business strategists who will gather in California to learn strategies and tactics to implement and execute HTML5. To register, click here.


Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves






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