I have just finished doing some research on using HTML5 Local storage instead of Cookies for website personalization and have come to the conclusion that everyone should be using HTML5 local storage in place of cookies from this point forward. The only disadvantage I have read about is browser support, local storage is supported by IE8+. If that’s not a concern, at this point it shouldn’t be as IE7 is on it’s way out the door – then start using local storage where you can.
Being that I work in the eCommerce space, we talk a lot about A/B testing and it has also become a huge topic of conversation on the internet/twitter/facebook. Over the past two years, there have been more tools emerging that seem to blow away the previous competition. One tool that seems to be really pushing the boundaries is called Optimizely, which I have had the pleasure of trying out this weekend.
Announcement! Im learning JSP/JAVA, this is a big step for me as I’ve always been a big supporter of open-source languages like PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python. But I have encountered an issue with those languages in my day job, we don’t use them as where I work is mainly a Java shop. On a daily basis I end up encountering situations where I think to myself, it would be great if I knew more JSP!
In an effort to push my skills front-end development with jQuery, I have began trying to learn more about Web Hooks. Web Hooks are essentially user-defined callbacks or events, which can be used in a number of different ways as perfect example is chartbeat.com (a real-time web analytics application.)
As everyone may or may not know, I love technical books – being an author of Smashing jQuery has given me great appreciation for a well-written technical book. Packt Publishing has published many great web programming books and Im happy to spread the word about their 1000th title promotion that they are currently running.
Just wanted to let all my fans who have purchased Smashing jQuery that I’m currently working with my publisher, Wiley, to fix all of the code errors that are present in the book and we will be re-releasing the eBook version shortly. Stay Tuned!