Re: A message from Sayeef Rahim, a member of Dallas.js

From: Adam C.
Sent on: Monday, June 7, 2010 11:04 AM
You'd really have to go on a feature by feature basis comparison to really answer that. From a fundamental standpoint, there are certain things that JavaScript will never be able to do that Flex can like file system access. However, there are MANY HTML5 APIs / features that should be added to JavaScript / browsers in the next 5-10 years that should bridge a 80/20 rule of sort. Meaning, you'll be about to do 80-90% of what you can do currently in Flex, in JavaScript / HTML5. Examples of this will be video, audio, 2D/3D graphics, local storage, local database storage, sockets (only to the same domain), geolocation, webworkers (not true threading, more like a single process, single thread, backgrounding of processing), etc...?

What does this mean? It means that apart from heavy graphics applications (at least for now), multi-touch application, local file system applications, webcam, accelerometer, etc.... you can recreate most native apps in a browser in JavaScript.?

On a side note, HTML5 can be summarized in 3 components:

1. HTML updates in the form of new semantic tags
2. CSS updates in the form of transitions, new features, etc....
3. JavaScript APIs, whose main purpose is to more or less turn JavaScript from a scripting language to a complete (or quasi-complete??) programming language.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Sayeef Rahim <[address removed]> wrote:
Thanks?Adam -- looking forward to next meetups in this series.
BTW -- I am curious -- I have heard that HTML5 could?be used in instead of?Adobe Flex?.
what is your view on this ??I am familiar with Flex's features?-- but a quick google did not seemed to me HTML5 have?some ?features

From: Adam Crabtree <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, June 3,[masked]:45:58 AM
Subject: Re: A message from Sayeef Rahim, a member of Dallas.js

Hey Sayeef!

Absolutely. Check them out?at

and updates like this are always available on

Adam Crabtree

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