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I have a new project that I wanted to do in HTML5. I wanted the user to be able to register on Windows Phone and other phones and in browsers and in Windows 8.
In Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App -- Part 1 Starting Up With New Semantic Tags, I got a quick view of some of the new HTML5 tags. But if I want to go further, I need a good solid development environment.
I can use NotePad. I can use whatever editor I need.
But what are the set of technologies? And what tools will help me develop my app?
And where can I get the cool stuff that Microsoft offers for little or no charge, like Visual Studio? And what about jQuery, Modernizr, CSS, and Canvas?
It detects the availability of native implementations for next-generation web technologies, i.e. features that stem from the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. Many of these features are already implemented in at least one major browser (most of them in two or more), and what Modernizr does is, very simply, tell you whether the current browser has this feature natively implemented or not.
I have an idea for an app. I want my app to be able to run in the Web on multiple browsers. But I also want to be able to turn my code into an app that runs on Windows 8, Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android. My answer seems to be HTML5.
So what is this HTML5 all about?
In this series of posts, I’ll describe what you need to know to build a line of business application. I’ll provide code samples, and I’ll post my example code so you can have a starting point with each features.
In Part 1, I just got some HTML code written as a skeleton to get me started. In Part 2, I wanted to build out my development environment so I got a trial copy of Visual Studio 11, and Expression.
First of all, I want to place place the text and stylize. I want to build out the blocks and place them on the screen. And I’ll add Modernizr and those features later.
The goal is not to teach you CSS, but to show off some of the possibilities of what you can do to get started.
In this next section, I want to be able to provide a map of my business location. Because not all browsers support Canvas, I’ll use Modernizr to help out. Modernizr will let me know if Canvas is supported, and if not it will allow me to call a polyfill.
But first, let’s draw something.
Canvas is a simple graphics API that draws pixels and nothing more. Hence, there's no way to change an existing drawing or react to events, such as a click, on a particular part of your drawing. You can respond to button events and then update the Canvas image by redrawing it.
jQuery makes it possible for your code to get an HTML element and do something cool with it. In the example, I’ll show how you can show and hide sections inside your page. But there are plenty more things you can do.
The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support.
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Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an international open standards consortium.
The Windows Azure team has announced a new event, MEET Windows Azure. Whether you’re just getting started or are a long time customer, you’ll definitely want to tune-in.
For details, see the announcement at Mark Your Calendar—MEET Windows Azure Event Streamed Online June 7th.
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When MOC1 Solutions wanted to move their applications supporting automotive dealerships to the cloud, they chose Windows Azure.
In this video, Software Development Manager Alex Hatzopoulos and Architect Greg Cannon speak with Microsoft Principal Architect Evangelist Brian Loesgen. In this wide ranging conversation, they cover their experiences in ramping up their team, setting up their environments, and share other first-hand application migration experience gained while moving their flagship Wireless Service Advisor™ (WSA™) product to Windows Azure.
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