Welcome!

Recurring Revenue Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Xenia von Wedel

Blog Feed Post

The TOC of the Book “Enterprise HTML5 on Desktop and Mobile”

I’ll be participating in writing a new book on the enterprise development with HTML5. At this point we have created only the first cut of mind map that includes a TOC with very brief description of the chapters.

This is a work in progress and every bit of it may change. But the main idea is that we’re going to build a sample Web site Save a Child and will describe and comment on this process Everything is a work in progress and subject to change. So far we haven’t submitted an official proposal to any book publisher yet, but we will. Below is the text as it was exported by MindMeister. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Part 1. Desktop

Ch1. HTML5 and its New APIs

Provide a brief overview of all APIs that are included in HTML5 spec (Web Storage, WebSQL, Web Sockets, Web Workers). List the browsers supporting HTML5. Is it safe to start an HTML5 project since not all Web browsers fully support HTML5?

Ch2. Mocking Up the “Save a Child” Web Site

Create a  mock up of the sample Web site Save a Child that supports donations to ill children. The Web site has to support videos, images and be integrated with some payments system. The mockup should include three versions of the UI: desktop, tablet, smart phone.
By the end of this chapter the HTML version of Save a Child is ready with hardcoded data.

Ch3. Advanced Intro to JavaScript

This chapter should cover the JavaScript language overview based on the “Advanced Intro to JavaScript” presentation: Objects, Functions, Closures, JS in the Web Browser. All examples should be re-written as building blocks for the “Save a Child” site. Coverage of the tools (IDE, Web inspectors and debuggers go here too).
By the end of this chapter we’ll have a new version of Save a Child, which includes some scripts in JavaScript. All the data are stored in a plain text format in local files.

Ch4. Using Ajax and JSON

After explaining the JSON data format we’ll deploy Save a Child under the remote Tomcat server on one of our servers. We’ll also provide the instructions on installing Tomcat on the local machine for those readers who want to do it.
Then goes the explanation of the AJAX way of retrieving data from the remote server without the need to refresh the entire page.
In the final version of the Web site the data feed will be organized by a Java program deployed under a Java EE server – we’ll use Oracle’s GlassFish 4.0 for being the leader in implementing all the latest Java EE specifications.

Ch5. Test-Driven Development with JavaScript

The chapter starts with a brief overview of available test frameworks. Then, it explains how to set up a new Save a Child  project in the IDE using selected test framework.

Ch6. “Save a Child” with JQuery framework

In this chapter we’ll start introducing JQuery framework to Save a Child code developed in chapters 2-5. While this chapter won’t have a formal tutorial on the JQuery framework, we’ll briefly explain its basics and each component that’ll be used in Save a Child.
By the end of this chapter the reader has a working version of Save a Child site built using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JSon, Ajax, and JQuery framework.

CH7 “Save a Child” with Ext JS framework

In this chapter we’ll use some of the code from ch 2-5, but this time we’ll use the Sencha’s Ext JS framework.
The reader will learn the principles of building Web sites with Ext JS.
We’ll demo the use of our own open source generator Clear Data Builder that can generate the EXT JS code based on Java classes.
By the end of this chapter the reader will have working version of the Save a Child Web site. We’ll also compare the pros and cons of its Ext JS and JQuery’s versions.

Ch8. Replacing HTTP with WebSockets

This chapter will introduce the WebSocket API, which is a part of HTML5 spec. We’ll pick one of the data flow in Save a Child site and replace HTTP communication with WebSockets protocol.
Using the monitoring tool we’ll show the performance bandwidth usage benefits that WebSockets protocol brings to the Web.
This chapter will be based on this WebSockets presentation.

CH9. Securing Web Applications

This chapter will add authentication and authorization features for the users Save a child. They will be able to login to this Web site and perform different actions according to their role.

Ch10. Large Scale JavaScript Projects

The Save a Chile site is a rather small Web project. But in the enterprise world, lots of applications have a lot larger code base. In this chapter we’ll give an example of how to build modularized Web applications that can load the code on as needed basis. We’ll also give an example of how to organize the data exchange between different modules in a loosely coupled fashion.

Part 2. Mobile

Ch11. Responsive Design: One Site Fits All

The chapter starts with a brief overview of different approaches to making the Web site to the mobile space. One of the approaches is having only one Web site for all devices. This approach is is called Responsive Design, and we’ll modify the design of the Save a Child site to introduce different layouts for the desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices.
By the end of this chapter the site Save a Child will automatically change its layout based on the user’s device without the losing any functionality.

Ch12. “Save a Child” With JQuery Mobile

This chapter will demonstrate how to build the mobile version of Save a Child using JQuery Mobile framework.

Ch13. “Save a Child” with Sencha Touch

This chapter will demonstrate how to build the mobile version of Save a Child using the Sencha Touch framework.

Ch14. Hybrid Applications: HTML + Native API

This chapter explains how to add the bridge HTML and native mobile API with the Phone GAP framework. It’ll add the GPS service to the mobile version of “Save a Child”.

Proponents of the native mobile applications suggest that having direct access to all native api offered by a mobile device (camera, contacts, GPS et al.) is a must have. This chapter explains how to bridge HTML and native mobile API using the Phone GAP framework to have the best of both worlds. It’ll add the GPS service to the mobile version of the Save a Child application.

This chapter/book will end describing our vision of the most efficient way of making your existing Web application to thousands different mobile devices at a reasonable cost.


Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Yakov Fain

Yakov Fain is a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay. He wrote a thousand blogs (http://yakovfain.com) and several books about software development. Yakov authored and co-authored such books as "Angular 2 Development with TypeScript", "Java 24-Hour Trainer", and "Enterprise Web Development". His Twitter tag is @yfain

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Over the course of two days, in addition to insightful conversations and presentations delving into the industry's current pressing challenges, there was considerable buzz about digital transformation and how it is enabling global enterprises to accelerate business growth. Blockchain has been a term that people hear but don't quite understand. The most common myths about blockchain include the assumption that it is private, or that there is only one blockchain, and the idea that blockchain is...
Where many organizations get into trouble, however, is that they try to have a broad and deep knowledge in each of these areas. This is a huge blow to an organization's productivity. By automating or outsourcing some of these pieces, such as databases, infrastructure, and networks, your team can instead focus on development, testing, and deployment. Further, organizations that focus their attention on these areas can eventually move to a test-driven development structure that condenses several l...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Never mind that we might not know what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and how much values will fluctuate or even how the process of mining a coin could cost as much as the value of the coin itself - cryptocurrency mining is a hot industry and shows no signs of slowing down. However, energy consumption to mine cryptocurrency is one of the biggest issues facing this industry. Burning huge amounts of electricity isn't incidental to cryptocurrency, it's basically embedded in the core of "mini...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...