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Introduction

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Not long ago, while interviewing candidates for job openings, we discovered some appreciable knowledge gaps in the performance and scalability areas among our fellow developers. While many developers were fully versed in their server-side language of choice, they seemed to have no more than an anecdotal level of learning in HTML5 and CSS3. (By “anecdotal level,” we mean they’d seen examples of HTML5 and CSS3—or perhaps had read a synopsis of the new aspects of HTML5—and drew conclusions from those patterns but missed some of the deeper meaning behind them.) In other words, we found a lot of people who could tell us how to do something but not why they’d want to do that something. More importantly, they didn’t know how their favored techniques could make code perform better or reduce the time it took them to get work done. Seeing in this situation a great opportunity to help fellow developers elevate their front-end game, we decided to write this book.

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  • Scalability Area
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Bryant, J., Jones, M. (2012). Introduction. In: Pro HTML5 Performance. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-4525-4_1

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