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HTML5 is “The road to awesome”

MIke_Jennett ‎09-30-2013 11:37 AM - edited ‎09-09-2015 02:29 PM

html5.pngI was looking for writing inspiration recently and came across "A Pep Talk" by Kid President. Don't ask me to explain. You'll have to watch the video, like the 28-million-plus other viewers. Kid hits upon the famous Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken" and he reports that the road less traveled "hurts, man." He would much rather take what he calls "the road to awesome."


What does all of this have to do with mobile computing? Well, I was thinking that the road less traveled could easily represent native Android and iOS development. This road hurts. Because of the pain, not many enterprises have gone down this path. Is there  an alternative?


Then I heard about  Amazon adding HTML5 apps to its app store  and realized we can now hit the awesome road with HTML5.


I recently wrote a post on that examines the “Awesome Road” of HTML 5. I encourage you to read it to find out why I think 2014 should really be called 20-HTML5.

About the Author


Mike Jennett is a highly respected tech industry award winner with an extensive background in technology focusing on emerging trends. He is currently the Senior Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s enterprise IT mobility deployment and has held various roles within HP over the past 12 years, including cutting-edge deployments in streaming video and virtualization. Prior to joining HP, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Spotlight Studios, an award winning branding and technology company that served both Fortune 100 companies and numerous start-ups. He is also the author of two books on Microsoft technologies published by Osborne/McGraw-Hill press and he has been featured in numerous articles and interviews. Note that the views expressed on this blog are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Hewlett-Packard. Follow him on Twitter at: @mjennett

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