While at Paris Web 2010 we were all impressed by the presentation and demos by Paul Rouget on HTML5 (tech evangelist must be a hard job!). Here is my take and a few URLs on the things that were presented.
Admittedly, you probably need to see the thrilling presentation and demos to be tempted to go and dip into these technologies. Reading the documentation will probably not encourage you to go and code some cool new features.
One of the things that the audience commented about at the end of the presentation is that there was still a huge lack of "authoring tools" for HTML5. For some coders that never leave vim or emacs, this is heresy, but we have to admit that the adoption of flash and silverlight (apparently) is very much driven by simple click'n'program tools.
During the presentation, I used a Chrome 6 that I had lying around on my Ubuntu, but by the end of the presentation I had installed Firefox4 using the mozilla PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -uVf install firefox-4.0
The PPA version keeps config files separate so you can easily switch between your "standard" Firefox3 profile and the cutting edge Firefox4 (obviously the big downside is not having all your cool extensions).
The only thing missing from the presentation was the code... a request I hope Paul will grant to the community (a bunch of tweets about that followed the presentation).
- cubicweb-conference #2347891 Support PDF visualisation using pdfjs
- Maquetta (http://maqetta.org/)
- Kendo UI - The Art of Web Development (http://www.kendoui.com/)
- triplestoreJS (https://github.com/shishimaru/triplestoreJS)