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Are you tired of getting verbally beat up about developing web and HTML5 apps? It's OK you can fight back. Despite what you read in the media HTML5 web applications can be extremely powerful and ...
Are you tired of getting verbally beat up about developing web and HTML5 apps? It's OK you can fight back. Despite what you read in the media HTML5 web applications can be extremely powerful and engaging. The key to building the next generation web apps is shedding classic development techniques and architectures in favor of new HTML5 based features. Advances with AJAX, CSS and a wealth of new APIs available to web developers mean the web sites of old need to be replaced with modern web apps. In this talk I will review how developers can easily change their applications to be more functional in a mobile, touch first world and provide an engaging user experience. We will examine various HTML5 APIs to see how they provide key advantages to the modern web developer. I will also demonstrate how various techniques can vastly improve app performance, such as localStorage and Single Page Web Apps. Finally I will examine several common mistakes made by developers in the world of touch, mobile first and how they can easily be overcome. Leveraging these techniques should put you on an even playing field or ahead of the native app competition.
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