HTML5, the emerging browser markup language that experts say represents a fundamental break with the past, is gaining ground rapidly, but not without some questions.
Cross-platform Web app development firm Sencha, which participated in Strategy Analytics' sixth annual developers' survey, said that HTML5 enjoys a 20 percent growth rate, according to the story on the study at eWeek. It has the highest growth among app development platforms.
At InformationWeek, Curtis Franklin offers a series of observations about life for developers and others in an HTML5 world. Apparently, it is difficult but not impossible to insert HTML5 elements into an HTML4 browser, though a new browser really is the way to go. And video will be easier to handle in the new world.
Franklin says that users of HTML5 browsers will enjoy added security; however, he doesn’t address the issues raised by Fudzilla. He also says we’ll benefit from a smoother experience. Developers have also had things a bit easier, since more elements in HTML5 are included in the core product that, in the past, had to be added through plug-ins and other add-ons.
Indeed, HTML5 is clearly attractive to developers, and at Bdaily, Michael Waugh outlined the highlights. They include cross-platform compatibility (the ability to write once for a number of operating systems), automated updates and constantly evolving functionality. HTML5 also facilitates hybrid apps that are part native (written for the device’s operating system) and part Web-based.
Carl Weinschenk covers telecom for IT Business Edge. He writes about wireless technology, disaster recovery/business continuity, cellular services, the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications and other emerging technologies and platforms. He also covers net neutrality and related regulatory issues. Weinschenk has written about the phone companies, cable operators and related companies for decades and is senior editor of Broadband Technology Report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and via twitter at @DailyMusicBrk.