thebeebs

Also known as Martin Beeby, I am a web developer and work for Microsoft as a developer evangelist

December, 2011

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    Why HTML5 league tables are a waste of time

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    My dad is bigger than your dad. No, really, he is. He’s 6’4” in his socks. Did I say 6’4”? No, I meant 6’8”. And next week, he’ll top 7’ for sure. So it was recently announced that IE10 PP4 has surpassed Safari and Opera in HTML5 support . Now, obviously...
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    Mobile Apps in HTML5: do it, but realise it's not a panacea

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    So you’re developing a mobile app. Which platform do you choose? Well, if you’re looking for the biggest market, you’ll probably lean towards iOS. Alternatively, if you don’t want to give 30% to Apple, you might go Android. And, of course, for some of...
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    HTML5 security – new target for lazy reporting by the BBC

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    Are you scared? Well you should be according to the BBC . Right now cybercriminals are targeting you through frightening new developments in HTML5. Be afraid. Be very afraid. <rant> I’m usually a fan of the BBC. They’re normally...
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    Will Spotify create a new breed of HTML5 developer?

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    The announcement that Spotify is transforming itself (at least in part) to an application platform has been grabbing some serious attention in recent days. For those who missed it, the basic idea is that developers will now be able to create HTML5 apps...
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    Learning to let go with HTML5

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    While it’s a generalisation, I think most of us in the web development community have an internal control freak just lurking inside of us. After all, there’s so much that can (and generally does) go wrong. And you know that it’s always the one thing you...
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    Five Things You Can’t Do With HTML5 (yet)

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    As much as I’m fascinated with where HTML5 is going, most of my day to day work is all about what you can do right now (or at the very least, ways to hack something together that works until a more elegant solution comes along). But today, I want to briefly...
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    A Knockout.js price calculator

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    A pricing calculator is usually a very difficult piece of front end engineering to produce. In this blog I’m going to let you into a little secret, a secret that removes all of the complication out of creating html that needs to change and respond...
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