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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of May 19, 2013

Welcome to Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5.  HTML5 is predicted to be the dominant development environment for enterprise mobility over the next several years.  The questions are when and where should HTML5 be used today.  In this weekly update on HTML5 we report on this ongoing debate and other relevant news.

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HTML Goodies provides a two-part tutorial, “Make a Data-Aware HTML5 App”, using the Sencha Touch framework.  Read Original Content

Popular game Runescape is moving to HTML5 with its latest update.  Reviewers note the most important part about the change to HTML5 is support for WebGL, a 3D graphics API based on OpenGL.  Read Original Content

Oracle released an update of its HTML5 and Java-based mobile Application Development Framework for Java Enterprise Edition with a number of new features including updated mobile OS support and full file attachment viewing.  Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Web developer Ian Devlin provides an HTML5 primer in “Getting Started with HTML5”, featured in PC Pro.  Read Original Content

With security a major concern for all major present-day browsers, HTML5 provides some significant features that can improve security and acquire content from various sources.  These features are highlighted in “HTML5 Content Security: An Unexplored Ground for Website Development Innovation,” featured in Business2Community.  Read Original Content
Sencha is expanding its international HTML5 training program with new partners in Latin America and Japan joining the existing training partner in India.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry developer Demian Borba presents “Creating High Performance Mobile Apps with HTML5” from Adobe’s MAX 2013 – The Creativity Conference.  The video is available on Adobe TV.  Read Original Content

Online file storage service Box is expanding its enterprise cloud storage platform with the acquisition of Crocodoc, which provides a cloud service converting Microsoft Office and PDF files to HTML5.  Read Original Content

Moodle, the education course management system, has been updated with a new HTML5-based mobile app for Android and Apple’s iOS.  The new Moodle Mobile app is designed to work both online and offline.  Read Original Content

Mozilla announced a new proposition to would-be Firefox OS developers.  The company is offering Firefox OS developer devices for “brilliant” HTML5 app ideas. Read Original Content

British firm Cadonix is launching a cloud-based general and automotive computer aided design tool with an HTML5 front-end.  Read Original Content

Peter Bright offers a different opinion on the “digital rights management in HTML5” issue. He believes the W3C’s decision to publish a DRM framework will ensure the open Web’s continued usefulness and relevance.  Read Original Content

The W3C published the first public working draft of Encrypted Media Extensions on May 10.  Read Original Content

Mobile advertising network Vserv.mobi hopes to educate marketers on the possibilities and benefits of advertising on mobile by offering free HTML5 creative services to marketers.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.