HTML5 tops web app technology poll
Friday, 03 December 2010

Our November poll was about what's the next big thing for web development -  a question of much debate at present with a lot of momentum for HTML5 some question marks about Microsoft's commitment to Silverlight.

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This proved to be a popular poll with over 450 votes cast. Its result was resoundingly clear - almost half the votes went to HTML5/CSS/JavaScript, with "Something yet to be invented (17%) beating Silverlight into third place with 15% of the votes. Google's Web Toolkit claimed 7% with Java applets (5%) Flash/Flex (4%) and Java FX (4%) completing the tail.

 

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Given that our readers seem so convinced by HTML5 despite IProgrammer's best efforts to point out its shortcomings the next question has to be about JavaScript - so give us your verdict on JavaScript in the final poll of 2010. If you want to know more before voting why not read Why JavaScript is a Jem?

 

Further reading:

HTML5 - I've seen it. It's rubbish

Microsoft puts a Firestarter under Silverlight

Getting started with Flash development

Why JavaScript is a Jem

 

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