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Programming HTML5 Applications


HTML5 is not just a replacement for plugins. It also makes the Web a first-class development environment by giving JavaScript programmers a solid foundation for building industrial-strength applications. This practical guide takes you beyond simple site creation and shows you how to build self-contained HTML5 applications that can run on mobile devices and compete with desktop apps.

You’ll learn powerful JavaScript tools for exploiting HTML5 elements, and discover new methods for working with data, such as offline storage and multithreaded processing. Complete with code samples, this book is ideal for experienced JavaScript and mobile developers alike.

  • Store session data in the browser with local storage objects
  • Save trips to the server: store larger amounts of data with IndexedDB
  • Give browsers limited access to a user’s system to read and upload files
  • Take your app offline—and speed up page loading when it’s online
  • Use Web Workers to create multithreaded applications
  • Transfer data between browser and server more efficiently with Web Sockets
  • Learn about HTML5 tags for forms, multimedia, graphics, and geolocation

“HTML5 is all the rage these days, but it’s more than just a buzzword. Programming HTML5 Applications provides the knowledge to guide you through all the new technologies needed to make modern web applications.”
–Ralph Whitbeck, cohost of The Official jQuery Podcast

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Web As Application Platform
Chapter 2. The Power of JavaScript
Chapter 3. Testing JavaScript Applications
Chapter 4. Local Storage
Chapter 5. IndexedDB
Chapter 6. Files
Chapter 7. Taking It Offline
Chapter 8. Splitting Up Work Through Web Workers
Chapter 9. Web Sockets
Chapter 10. New Tags

Appendix. JavaScript Tools You Should Know

Book Details

  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449399088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449399085
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