December 28, 2013

HTML5 Report Week in Review

This week may have been a slow one for some industries, but not HTML5, which saw a fair amount of activity despite the holiday.

Kicking things off this week was Hatsize, which released version 4.1 of its flagship cloud-based training lab platform. This release enables users to leverage features including HTML5 support, virtual classroom integration, international keyboard support and more. In terms of HTML5 support, this means Hatsize clients can now get install-free access to training labs — no need for plug-ins of any kind.

Next, website solutions company PhotoBiz introduced four new HTML5 design templates, supplementing its current lineup. Three of the new templates put emphasis on large elements and simplicity, making them ideal for portfolio sites, while the fourth falls under PhotoBiz’s Designer Series. This template, called La Rambla, also features a large designer element.

In other news, HTML5 Report contributing writer Oliver VanDervoort detailed the process GatherWorks CEO Frik Strecker went through when building a new learning management system for a large school. Strecker decided to use the Sencha Architect 2 HTML5 app builder for the task because it didn’t require hand coding, as well as its HTML5 leanings.

Also this week, Stoneware released its webRDP HTML5 Gateway, which is meant to make Windows access faster and easier through any Web browser. In other words, this gives users access to Windows applications even from a non-Windows-based device, making it particularly valuable to mobile and Linux users. Version 1.1 of the gateway features an improved user interface and enhancements to the webRDP clipboard.

Finally, Genuitec launched MyEclipse 2014 with full specs for Java EE7 developers. The cloud application control IDE also features enhanced REST Web services for easier reverse engineering and mobilization. Overall, the IDE allows Java developers to take better advantage of advanced jQuery and HTML5 features.

That’s all for this week but, as always, you can check out the HTML5 Report for more news in this space.


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