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The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story

The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story

December 17, 2012 | Jamie Avins and Jacky Nguyen

When we started what became Sencha, we made a bet on the web: a bet that modern application development didn’t need anything except the browser, a great set of frameworks and a great set of tools. With those three weapons in hand, we knew developers could build applications that would delight users.

HTML5 Progress Report

HTML5 Progress Report

December 13, 2012 | Michael Mullany

The state of HTML5 is strong today, with five modern HTML5 browsers to choose from, all with very complete HTML5 and CSS3 implementations. In this article, Sencha CEO Michael Mullany takes a look at HTML5 progress since it entered the mainstream almost three years ago.

Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

Survey Says: Windows Phone 8 Support Strong, HTML5 Important for Multi-Device App Dev

November 20, 2012 | Donovan Erba

We recently conducted a survey to our developer community about the impact that today’s multi-device world has on businesses and application development. Over 1,400 developers, managers, and IT execs responded and shared their insights on a variety of topics, including Windows Phone 8, Apple’s iOS 6, and the challenges of IT in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world.

Sencha Touch oData Connector and Samples for SAP

Sencha Touch oData Connector and Samples for SAP

July 30, 2012 | Aditya Bansod

Today we’re releasing the Sencha Touch oData Connector for SAP, available on the Sencha Market. We’ve partnered with SAP to make it easier for SAP customers to build HTML5 applications using Sencha Touch. We announced our partnership with SAP earlier this year and have been working actively with SAP to build this shared capability to make it easy for developers to quickly build rich mobile enterprise applications.

HTML5 Scorecard: RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

HTML5 Scorecard: RIM BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

April 26, 2012 | Michael Mullany

Last month, RIM released OS 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook. We were already very impressed with the PlayBook 1.0 browser, and we were anticipating more, new and better. We put it through our HTML5 test wringer, and were pleased to find that the PlayBook 2.0 browser is an excellent upgrade, adding new features and upgraded performance in several areas. Notably, it features the first HTML5 color picker input type that we’ve seen on mobile, advanced SVG filters as well as a perfect Acid 3 score.

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

HTML5 Scorecard: The New iPad and iOS 5.1 — A Mixed Bag

March 30, 2012 | Aditya Bansod

Our HTML5 scorecard typically focuses on what HTML5 developers need to consider when developing for a platform or mobile operating system. Both iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 are significant updates in the Apple ecosystem, and they impact HTML5 developers. In today’s HTML5 scorecard we’ll look at them independently, explore a few of the issues we found and give developers some guidance on how to work both the new iPad and with iOS 5.1.