Chapter 1. HTML5 and .NET

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the scope of HTML5
  • Touring the new features in HTML5
  • Assessing where HTML5 fits in software projects
  • Learning what an HTML application is
  • Getting started with HTML applications in Visual Studio

You’re really going to love HTML5. It’s like having a box of brand new toys in front of you when you have nothing else to do but play. Forget pushing the envelope; using HTML5 on the client and .NET on the server gives you the ability to create entirely new envelopes for executing applications inside browsers that just a few years ago would have been difficult to build even as desktop applications. The ability to use the skills you already have to build robust and fault-tolerant .NET solutions ...

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