CSS, SVG, and Video are all great improvements to HTML5. The role for HTML5, however, is not to simply add eye-candy, but to enable developers to create applications in web browsers that are equal in performance to desktop applications. To accomplish this, you need a powerful development language that gives developers the ability to create sophisticated solutions. The answer to this is JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language.

Currently, the belief is that web applications simply are not as powerful as desktop applications. The reason for this is not due to JavaScript, but the engines inside of your web browser that process JavaScript. The faster a script can be processed, the more sophisticated your applications ...

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