Facebook’s Project Spartan

While Facebook released its (http://www.facebook.com/videocalling) yesterday, something much more interesting may be coming, possibly later this month. It is called [Project Spartan](http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/15/facebook-project-spartan/). Our interpretation of [TechCrunch’s posts](http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/15/facebook-project-spartan/) about Spartan is that Facebook will do for mobile what it did for its regular web version before: upgrade its “application” status to “platform”. A few years agoContinue reading “Facebook’s Project Spartan”

Web vs. Native On Mobile: The Never Ending Struggle

It seems to be an everlasting battle: what’s “better”: developing mobile nativeapplications or developing mobile web applications? Sadly, the answer is boring: it depends. What matters to you as the developer? Multiple-platform support. Web applications are a cheap way to go. Develop your application once, run on many platforms immediately. You can reuse the sameContinue reading “Web vs. Native On Mobile: The Never Ending Struggle”

Firefox 4 Indexed DB Support

It looks like Firefox is going to take a different route than other (Webkit-based) browsers, by adopting the [“Indexed Database API”](http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDB/), rather than the [“Web SQL API”](http://dev.w3.org/html5/webdatabase/) for storage of local data in the browser, that are used by e.g. [persistence.js](http://github.com/zefhemel/persistencejs). The Indexed Database API is a type of NoSQL database. You can store JSON-formattedContinue reading “Firefox 4 Indexed DB Support”

10 Things You Hadn’t Expected HTML/Javascript Would Do

About 14–15 years ago my uncle took me to the university at which he was studying at the time. He had something to show me. He sat me behind a computer in the computer room and started a program called “Netscape”. He typed in an internet address ending with `.au`. I saw my first websiteContinue reading “10 Things You Hadn’t Expected HTML/Javascript Would Do”