BriForum 2013 Chicago: Truth, Lies & HTML5: What the Present and Future of HTML5 Holds in Store

HTML5 is a hot topic, and is constantly in the (tech) news. In this session, Dan will explore recent HTML5 headlines and developments, and expose the reality behind the hype. Dan will address important questions about HTML5, such as: 

  • W3C, the webs standard body, has recently declared HTML5 to be "feature complete". Does this mean no more new features? If not, what does it mean?
  • Facebook dropped HTML5 on mobile in favor of native apps, or did it? What actually happened? 
  • Microsoft has finally released IE10, its HTML5 browser, as a part of Windows 8. Can IE regain its former glory? What will happen to IE8 and IE9?
  • The new WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) could turn the web on its head. What is it, and what can it do? 
  • Apache Cordova (PhoneGap), Google NaCl, and Windows 8 HTML5 apps bring native capabilities to HTML5, and vice versa. What are these technologies, and what are their upsides and downsides? 
  • ChromeOS and Firefox OS are a new breed of operating systems that only run web apps. Can they succeed, or will they go the way of WebOS? 
  • What is Node.js, and why are developers excited about it? Can it also be useful for IT? 
  • New HTML5 features, such as local storage, are changing the architecture of web apps so that they are much more like client/server apps. What are the security, management, and performance implications of this transformation?
Presented by Dan Shappir
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