Up to this point, this book has provided a sample collection of hacks that cover a large portion of the HTML5 feature suite. But what about building professional HTML5 applications?
It is certainly arguable that other programming languages and web frameworks, such as PHP and Ruby on Rails, provide similar environments, but for the purposes of creating “quick and dirty” hacks to exercise new HTML5 APIs, there is no better choice than Node.js.
The hacks in this chapter will guide you all the way through to having an HTML5 boilerplate starter app that can be easily deployed to a remote server. If you so desire, you can even skip ahead to the final hack and download a starter kit for building professional HTML5 applications in Node.js.
In addition to providing hacks that teach you the basics of using these cutting-edge tools, this chapter will also touch on some of the most common modern HTML5 ...