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Stop Using Native HTML5

No, don't stop using HTML5, just stop using the native HTML5 JavaScript API's directly. They're still in flux, there's still bugs that need to be shim'd, etc. Your code needs to use these features, but it needs to be more robust.

What you need is to use in your apps is a thin facade (wrapper API) around those features, so that as things change, bugs come and go, etc, all that needs to change is the internals of your facade, and not your actual app code.

"h5ive" is a project to build these thin facade APIs for the various HTML5 native APIs. We'll examine why we need something like this, and how h5ive will help us build more robust HTML5 apps.

About the speaker:

Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect from Austin, TX. He focuses on JavaScript, HTML5, web performance optimization, and "middle-end" application architecture. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he's probably bored by it. Kyle runs several open-source projects, writes books, and speaks at meetups and tech conferences. He also helps drive the local startup/enterpreneurial community through events, coworking activities, etc.

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  • LaTrelle

    What are the parking options?

    March 21, 2013

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  • Brendellya

    Looks like I'm staying late today. I need to finish up a project that is launching on Monday. Hopefully there will be a hangout.

    March 21, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    Sorry Wesley having to call off

    March 21, 2013

  • kish h.

    Are you guys using Google Hangout for this meeting?

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How can I find the videos of past meetups.

    March 21, 2013

  • LaTrelle

    Looking forward to it.

    March 21, 2013

  • Victoria M P.

    Something's come up and I can't make it! :.(

    March 21, 2013

  • Mystech

    Change of schedule. Will be working late. :-(

    March 20, 2013

  • Cameron K.

    Conflicts with another meetup

    March 19, 2013

  • Milind

    Will love to attend but just curious, is there A webcast Scheduled for this meetup?

    March 18, 2013

  • Jacques L.

    Gonna be out of town. Sniff, sniff!!!

    March 11, 2013

  • Marko S.

    I will be there

    March 5, 2013

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