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By David Gassner | Friday, June 3, 2011

Talking HTML5: Graphics and Animation with Canvas with Joe Marini

To round out our week of HTML5 content, today we’re releasing Joe Marini’s new course, HTML5: Graphics and Animation with Canvas. Joe also created HTML5: Web Forms in Depth, which we released on Tuesday, and has created many other lynda.com courses on web development subjects. Here’s what he had to say:

Q: What got you interested in HTML5?A: The new scenarios that it unlocks. The web is marching inexorably toward being a true distributed application platform, and HTML5 is another milestone in that progress. Already we’re seeing web sites take advantage of the new features, and I think that’s great.

Q: Where do you get your information about HTML5?A: I usually go straight to the source—either the W3C or the WHATWG specifications. Other than that, I try to keep up with the various vendor-related web sites that document what they are doing in their specific browsers. There’s so much to keep up on, I created a tab group in Internet Explorer just focused on these sites. I typically visit each one of the sites in the group once a week or so.

Q: What are some of your favorite HTML5-oriented web sites or blogs?A: Well, I document what we’re doing in IE Mobile on the Windows Phone Developer Blog , but I read most of the other vendors’ blogs as well. I also keep up on what the other authors are doing here on lynda.com as well. There are some really great example sites out there too—html5demos.com and the IE Test Drive are some of my favorites.

Q: What is your favorite gadget? What do you wish you owned?A: My Windows Phone 7. But I really wish I owned a Light Saber or maybe a cloak of invisibility.

Q: What’s one thing you’d love to see in future web technologies?A: Being able to build applications that push outside the boundaries of the traditional browser. That will really enable some great scenarios and allow developers to broadly expand the kinds of applications that they can create.

By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Building cross-browser, interactive web sites with open-source JavaScript libraries

In Prototype and script.aculo.us Essential Training, Joe Marini introduces the concepts and techniques for using Prototype and script.aculo.us, two of the most popular open-source JavaScript libraries for building cross-browser, highly interactive, and visually appealing web sites. This course also covers installing each of the libraries and explaining their unique purposes, using simple CSS3 expressions to manipulate web content, working with events in a cross-browser way, and enhancing a real-world web site example to show different ways that the libraries can be used.

By Megan O. Read | Friday, March 26, 2010

Microsoft Silverlight, technology and education, ColdFusion, and Windows Phone

Our authors have been busy as usual! Check out the latest news on conferences, speaking events, webinars, and blogs from a few of our fine lynda.com authors:

Walt RitscherAuthor Walt Ritscher is going to have a busy month. In April, he is speaking at three different Microsoft Silverlight conferences. Check him out at one near you:

April 17-18, 2010: Seattle Code Camp v5.0—Two full days of talking about code with fellow developers. Sessions will range from informal “chalk talks” to presentations. There will be a mix of presenters, some experienced folks, for some it may be their first opportunity to speak in public. We are expecting to see people from throughout the Pacific Northwest region and beyond.

April 26th: Silverlight User Group talk in New York. Join NYC WPF & Silverlight Meetup to get location information and RSVP.

April 27-29th: Devscovery Conference in New York, NY—Devscovery is a three-day multi-track indepth technical conference produced by Wintellect. In 2010, Devscovery will provide 33 technical sessions to cater to the intermediate to advanced developer.

Laurie Burruss, Simon AllardiceJoin authors Laurie Burruss (lynda.com Senior Director of Education) and Simon Allardice for MoblEd10 in Pasadena, CA April 19- 20. Explore how mobile technologies are impacting the ways we learn, work, and play anytime, anywhere, and everywhere. Register today.

Dan ShortDan Short, author of the new ColdFusion Builder Essential Training course, gave a great ColdFusion Builder webinar this week. ColdFusion Builder is Adobe’s first dedicated development environment for programmers of ColdFusion-based Internet applications. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recorded content online.

Joe Marinilynda.com author and Product Manager for the Microsoft Windows Phone, Joe Marini, has launched the IE for Windows Phone Team Weblog. If you are looking for updates on the Windows Phone, mobile development tips and sample code, this is a great resource.

By David Gassner | Sunday, March 14, 2010

lynda.com at Microsoft MIX this week

Are you attending Microsoft MIX in Las Vegas this week (March 15-17, 2010)? So is lynda.com! Stop by our booth in the Commons at Mandalay Bay and say hello, and let us know what you love about lynda.com and what you’re hoping for in our future training titles. I’ll be onsite for the entire event (as the author of ASP.NET Essential Training), and so will these top authors: Molly Holzschlag (CSS, Blogger), Joe Marini (jQuery, XML, JavaScript), and Walt Ritscher (Silverlight) will all be either speaking or attending the conference.

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