Earlier this week the second anual HTML5 dev conf took place in San Francisco. Speakers shared the trials and tribulations of developing for the HTML5 platform, and what we have in store for the future. You can check out the sessions on the HTML5 developers conference site, they should have videos and slides posted there shortly.
My talk was titled HTML5 Video Full Throttle; You can check out the slides and here is a summary of the talk:
HTML5 continues to dominate non-native rich media experiences in mobile and is increasing used for rich desktop media experiences. We face major engineering challenges in delivering consistent media experiences across wild variations in device capabilities, bandwidth constraints and platform limitations. In this talk we explore the tools and techniques used to deliver an optimal experience across a wide range of integration contexts and dynamic feature sets. We open the tool box of iframe sandboxing, cdn backed resource loading management, modular player plugins, device feature mapping and adaptive layout techniques. We show how we pull them all together to build a scalable HTML5 video platform; enabling us to deliver a full set of HTML5 player services with page rendering time comparable to a raw video tag.