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Key Trends in Building Enterprise Applications with HTML5

February 19, 2015 181 Views
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock or on another planet, you have undoubtedly heard of HTML5 and how it has simply revolutionized web application development. Over the past four years, it seems like just about every tech conference had someone ranting about all the cutting-edge things you can do with web technology – but very often these presentations talk about the shiny new parts of HTML5 in the context of “Try this with a nightly build of Chrome” or “One day you might actually be able to use this in a real app.”

For those of us working on enterprise applications, the allure of these presentations may be exciting but they’re certainly not useful in our day-to-day development. The reality is that the enterprise cannot expect users to have a cutting-edge browser (usually they’re supporting legacy browsers), and more often than not, the coolest tech demos simply aren’t relevant or meaningful for business applications.

Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Please join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 as we cover:

  • the current state of HTML5 as it relates to enterprise application development
  • some emerging trends within the industry
  • a few key problems that enterprise applications currently face, and how Sencha tries to eliminate many of these issues

Why do enterprise companies care about HTML5?

Clearly HTML5 offers a great deal of technological improvement over Web 2.0 and promises a continued evolution of standards and features — but HTML5 also means something beyond just technology and code to the enterprise. Managers and executives have bought into the idea of HTML5 as a buzzword because it is essentially the Holy Grail for enterprise software development:

Applications with rich user experiences can be delivered to any device using the Web, and they’re all powered using the same standardized technology.

HTML5 enables the enterprise to develop applications consistently while also increasing the productivity of their developers.

This is a gigantic “win” for the enterprise, because they typically support many different applications across their organization – and these applications will likely remain in production for as long as five to ten years. That’s a significant amount of legacy code, and yet because HTML5 has reached W3C standardization, the enterprise is assured that their code will continue to work for many years into the future.

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