HTML5 for .NET Developers
Single page web apps, JavaScript, and semantic markup
Jim Jackson II and Ian Gilman
Foreword by Scott Hanselman
  • November 2012
  • ISBN 9781617290435
  • 416 pages
  • printed in black & white

Speaks directly to the interests and concerns of the .NET developer.

From the Foreword by Scott Hanselman, Microsof

HTML5 for .NET Developers teaches professional software engineers how to integrate the latest HTML5 APIs and semantic markup into rich web applications using JavaScript, ASP.NET MVC, and WCF. Written from the .NET perspective, this book is full of practical applications and ways to connect the new web standards with your existing development practices

About the Technology

A shift is underway for Microsoft developers—to build web applications you'll need to integrate HTML5 features like Canvas-based graphics and the new JavaScript-driven APIs with familiar technologies like ASP.NET MVC and WCF. This book is designed for you.

About the book

HTML5 for .NET Developers teaches you how to blend HTML5 with your current .NET tools and practices. You'll start with a quick overview of the new HTML5 features and the semantic markup model. Then, you'll systematically work through the JavaScript APIs as you learn to build single page web apps that look and work like desktop apps. Along the way, you'll get tips and learn techniques that will prepare you to build "metro-style" applications for Windows 8 and WP 8.

What's inside

  • HTML5 from a .NET perspective
  • Local storage, threading, and WebSockets
  • Using JSON-enabled web services
  • WCF services for HTML5
  • How to build single page web apps

About the reader

This book assumes you know your way around the .NET framework. No prior HTML5 experience is required.

About the authors

Jim Jackson is a software consultant and project lead specializing in HTML5-driven media. Ian Gilman is a professional developer passionate about open technologies and lively user interfaces.

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Looks under the hood of HTML5 to teach more than just pretty pages.

Joseph M. Morgan, Amerigroup

A comprehensive jumpstart for the .NET developer looking to make a leap into HTML5.

Peter O’Hanlon, Lifestyle Computing Ltd

A great HTML5 and API learning resource!

Stan Bice, Applied Information Sciences