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Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs for Richer Internet Application Development Paperback – Dec 12 2011
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About the Author
Peter Lubbers is the director of documentation and training at Kaazing Corporation and the co-founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group. Peter also teaches HTML5 training courses all over the world. Prior to joining Kaazing, Peter worked as an information architect at Oracle, where he wrote many books, including the award-winning Oracle Application Server Portal Configuration Guide. At Oracle, Peter also developed documentation automation solutions, and two of his inventions are patented. A native of the Netherlands, Peter served as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets. Peter lives on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest and in his spare time, he loves to run ultra marathons in the Sierra Nevada foothills and around Lake Tahoe (preferably in one go!).
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In terms of coverage for HTML5, the author does give you references, talks about the state of HTML5, detecting browser incompatibility and generally does a decent job at discussing the degree of adoption for the technologies he introduces in the book, though he doesn't do a perfect job, so occasionally, you'll want to take a look at one of the reference web sites he gives earlier in the book to see the state of browser compatibility. Furthermore, that part of the book obviously won't age well, so if you see that book without a new edition (second as of this writing) several years now, look elsewhere. Currently, however, the author also does a good job at covering technologies that have gained widespread acceptance or that are gaining traction.
In terms of pedagogical style, the author is a bit inconsistent at times, at least in the beginning of the book.Read more ›
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