Monday, April 6, 2015

HTML5 is the Future for project Developers

A fresh information finds standards-based HTML5 development, whose popularity has been rising in part because such apps can run cross-platform, has caught on huge in the enterprise.

 HTML5 is the newest version of the HMTL hypertext markup language. In combination with other standards-based technologies like CSS and JavaScript, it can run in browsers and across platforms without plugins. The State of HTML5 Development in the Enterprise report from Sencha, a supplier of open-source web application frameworks, survey more than 2,000 business application developers from its business-focused community. It create HTML5 is booming:

More than 60% of developers have converted to HTML5 and hybrid development of their key projects More than 70% of HTML5/hybrid developers are using HTML5 more this year than last and 75% intend to use it more in 2015
19 percent of native mobile developers look forward to use native technologies less in the future

Sobering News for Microsoft 

“The days of developers supporting just Windows desktops or just iPhones with their applications are over,” the report confirmed, adding that half of developers support both mobile devices and desktops for their main apps. The “typical developer,” Sencha maintains, supports Windows classic, Mac OS, iPhone, iPad and at least one Android phone. Only about one fifth and one third of developers, respectively, are targeting mobile devices only or desktops only.

For the record, HTML5 is a cooperation between the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). WHATWG was working with web forms and applications, and W3C was working with XHTML 2.0. In 2006, they decided to cooperate and create a new version of HTML.

CMSWire asked Mullany about the new mobile platforms, such as Firefox OS, which are focused on HTML5 apps rather than native ones. He said that the “next stop for Firefox” in its support of HTML5 apps is higher-end hardware to generate better experiences, and added that Sencha’s survey create five to ten percent of developers are already expecting to target that new platform.

Two Other Reports 

While Sencha has an obvious interest in promoting HTML5, it is not alone in documenting the HTML5 bandwagon. For instance, a recent report from digital ad platform Flite, Why Digital Advertising Must Embrace HTML5 (registration required), noted HTML5 “offers an alternative to [Adobe’s proprietary] Flash and is likely to become the dominant platform for interactive ads in the coming years.”

Similarly, a report last summer from Forrester Research — Development Landscape, 2013 — found that 55 percent of developers in the general market are using HTML5 for web apps or websites – which represent the majority of their projects. For mobile apps, the report said, “it’s actually a dead heat between native technologies and HTML5.”

The Forrester report echoes the continuing discuss between greater performance in native mobile apps versus the reduced cost, portability and a general code base for HTML5-based apps. Those building enterprise apps and connected mobile apps have gravitated toward HTML5, the report said, while consumer-facing apps, such as games, “will continue to decide a native platform approach.”

But “for the majority of developers,” the Forrester study concluded, “the debate is now over; they’ve embraced the future and HTML5.”

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