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An introduction to Service Workers, HTML5 vs HTML4, HTML5 game performance on iOS 8, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 156 — September 24, 2014
Jake Archibald
Jake Archibald presents an entertaining and accessible 30 minute introduction to Service Workers, a cutting edge technology for making offline first development easy with persistent background processing and hooks to enable bootstrapping of webapps while offline.

A W3C Working Draft that covers the W3C HTML5 specification and presents a short but technical comparison of HTML5 with HTML4.

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iOS 8 has significant performance benefits for HTML5 game developers versus iOS 7.1 on the same devices.

Addy Osmani
Uses the Navigation Timing API to identify where your application is spending its time. Useful as a standalone script, DevTools Snippet or bookmarklet.

CSS Tricks
Chris Coyier covers how to get specific content to affix to the top of the page on scroll, a technique often used on mobile versions of sites.

With over 1600 registered for 2014’s event, O’Reilly Fluent is a huge event on the JavaScript and Web Platform calendar, and if you want to speak at the 2015 event in San Francisco, you need to get your proposal in by October 27th. See you there!


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