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Visualizing IoT Data with HTML5 Dashboards for Real-Time Action Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devices via Ext JS constructed components like Grids, Charts, and Widgets. Speaker Bio Shikhir Singh is a Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha. He specializes in enterprise mobility, JavaScript, and cryptography/security. Prior to joining Sencha, he worked at BlackBerry, Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems and a... (more)

Web Components in 2015 By @warpech | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Web Components: What You Need to Know in 2015 Web Components are a collection of emerging web browser standards that are on a path to significantly change the way we develop UIs of web applications - a paradigm shift in web development. With polyfills already available in all modern web browsers, and full native support in Google Chrome, now is the perfect time to learn how you can benefit from using Web Components in your next project. In this article, you will learn about Web Components basics, available frameworks, Custom Elements, as well as challenges and applications associated with this new technology. After reading this article, developers will have enough background information to begin dabbling in Web Components. What are Web Components and can I use them? To a growing number of developers, the web browser is a first choice platform for building an applicati... (more)

To HTML5, or Not to HTML5, That Is the Question

If you've been following Sybase's announcements concerning their plans for future versions of PowerBuilder, you'll know that they are planning for PowerBuilder 15 to be able to generate a Silverlight application and are looking at having it generate applications based on HTML5 as well. If you've been following this column, you'll know I've been arguing that we need Silverlight generation much sooner than that. Back in November of 2008[1], I suggested that by the time PowerBuilder 12 was delivered, Microsoft would have Silverlight 3 out and it would be much more stable and ubiquitous. PowerBuilder 12 is here, and Microsoft is actually already on Silverlight 4. According to statowl.com, Silverlight was installed in 20% of browsers in November of 2008 and is now installed in 56% of browsers. Riastats.com indicates that Silverlight 4 is installed in 56% of browsers, an... (more)

Book Excerpt: jQuery Essentials | Part 1

This excerpt is from the book Murach's JavaScript and jQuery by Mike Murach and Zak Ruvalcaba. Now that you have the JavaScript skills that you need for using jQuery, you're ready to learn jQuery. So, in this excerpt, you'll learn a working subset of jQuery that will get you off to a fast start. When you complete this section, you'll have all the jQuery skills that you need for developing professional web pages. You can also go on to any of the three sections that follow because they are written as independent modules. If, for example, you want to learn how to use Ajax next, skip to section 4. Get off to a fast start with jQuery In this excerpt you'll quickly see how jQuery makes JavaScript programming easier. Then, you'll learn a working subset of jQuery that will get you off to a fast start. Along the way, you'll study four complete applications that will show you ... (more)

Adobe Blinks; Builds Product on HTML5

Adobe is in the process - as it put it - of recognizing HTML5, the modern answer to Adobe's sacred, Apple-loathed Flash plug-in, as something serious. It's started to preview a free new design web motion and interaction design tool called Edge for editing animations and interactive web page elements based on HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Adobe's looking for feedback. The thing is focused on adding rich motion design to new or existing HTML projects and integrates with Adobe's web design software Dreamweaver. It's reportedly not as good as Flash yet, but Adobe means to improve it. It goes on sale next year. ... (more)

Perhaps I Haven’t Made Myself Clear...

I've been discussing HTML5 for some time now. In July of 2010, I mentioned that I wasn't particularly concerned about PowerBuilder supporting HTML5 in the initial PowerBuilder.NET release (12.5) because: "HTML5 is largely still in its infancy, and there appears to be too much opportunity for it to fragment as previous HTML standards have done." [1] In December of 2010 I devoted an entire editorial to HTML5 [2], noting that: "I have some basic concerns that make me reluctant to recommend using HTML5 as the basis for any line of business application development in the near future." But also recommending that as far as a future version of PowerBuilder, Sybase should: "Still focus on Silverlight, still work on HTML5 as well, and give us the capability of generating applications that implement both. If the Silverlight player is available, use that, and if not then downgrad... (more)

Mozilla Chief to Quit

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs will be stepping down sometime later this year he told employees Thursday. Mozilla will be looking for a new chief executive and Kovacs will stay there until that person is found. He wants "something more commercial" to entertain him and will stay on the board. Under his watch Mozilla, oddly both a for-profit and non-profit, which is like serving the biblical two masters, went mobile and created the open HTML5-based - none of this fragmented native to a particular operating system business - Firefox OS, which has been adopted by some carriers in emerging markets like Brazil's Telefónica for their entry-level phones. Its carrier partners include Deutsche Telekom, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telenor and Etisalat. All Things D says Kovacs also struck a commercial software deal with Samsung to "build a new browser engine for Android and the ... (more)

HTML5: Media in a Flash...Without Flash!

Welcome to part two of the four part primer to HTML5 development. In this article, I will showcase some of the additions to the HTML5 tag library that we can leverage to make media-rich websites and web applications in the blink of an eye without Flash or other 3rd-party code. HTML5-Compatible WebBrowsers The

Google Trashes Gears

Google is dumping Gears, the widgetry used to let Google Apps work offline. The functionality has been moved to HTML 5. The company said in a blog that there will be no new Gears releases, newer browsers such as Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 won't be supported with plug-ins, and Gears will be removed from Chrome in Chrome 12. In its place it's implemented support for application caches to replace Gears' offline features, replaced Gears Database API with an IndexedDB API that its "friends at Mozilla and Microsoft" - yeah, it really said that - collaborated on, substituted a File API for Gears' Blob functionality and implemented the geolocation, notifications and web worker APIs in Gears natively in Chrome. "Our mission with Gears," the post says, "was to enable more powerful web applications. Over 5 releases, we added tons of APIs, enabling everything from offli... (more)

Book Excerpt: Introducing HTML5

HTML5 is a draft specification for the next major iteration of HTML. It represents a break from its predecessors, HTML4 and XHTML. Some elements have been removed and it is no longer based on SGML, an older standard for document markup. HTML5 also has more allowances for incorrect syntax than were present in HTML4. It has rules for parsing to allow different browsers to display the same incorrectly formatted document in the same fashion. There are many notable additions to HTML, such as native drawing support and audiovisual elements. In this chapter, we discuss the features added by HTML5 and the associated JavaScript APIs. Beyond Basic HTML HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), invented by Tim Berners-Lee, has come a long way since its inception in 1990. Figure 1-1 shows an abbreviated timeline of HTML from the HTML5Rocks slides (http://slides.html5rocks.com/#slide3)... (more)

IBM Buys Worklight

IBM is buying a privately held 12-year-old Israeli outfit called Worklight for its write-once-run-anywhere application platform and tools for smartphones and tablets. The price IBM is paying wasn't disclosed. Worklight's widgetry, which can be used to create and run HTML5, hybrid and native apps, is supposed to put new and existing consumer and employee-facing apps on multiple mobile devices - including iPhones, BlackBerries and Androids - and then securely connect them to a company's data center. It includes an IDE, middleware, management and analytics and is supposed to reduce time to market, cost and complexity. The apparently key acquisition is expected to close this quarter and be part of IBM's Software Group. IBM said Worklight supports applications in industries such as financial services, retail and healthcare, its kind of meat. For example, it said, a ban... (more)