Application Development: HTML5 Developers' Top 10 Wishes for 2012

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-01-17 Print this article Print
Better Mobile Browser Debugging

Better Mobile Browser Debugging

For the second year in the row, Sencha is asking for better mobile browser debugging and profiling. Chrome's remote debugging feature can now run on RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, and there is no reason others can't follow it, Mullany said in a blog post. Scriptable debugging/profiling would greatly assist mobile application QA, something that's currently a painful task in mobile Web app (and framework) development, he added.
Sencha, which creates frameworks, tools and services for developers to build Web applications using JavaScript and HTML5, has released its 2012 HTML5 Wish List.??í "Looking at the phenomenal rise of HTML5 as the next industry standard for Web development, it's clear that 2011 has been a transformational year for this powerful set of Web technologies," said Michael Mullany, CEO of Sencha. He said Sencha's offerings give Web application developers the ability to "harness emerging HTML5 technologies and create highly functional Web applications that erase the line between native apps and Web apps." Sencha also issued a 2011 wish list, and out of the 10 wishes, four came to be. The four wishes that came through were: A richer CSS3 effects toolbox; high-performance position for mobile browsers; pervasive GPU acceleration; and Websockets stabilization. Sencha's 2012 list includes wishes such as better mobile browser debugging, a contacts API, IndexedDB and better offline caching. This slide show offers the full Sencha wish list.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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