Rich / Mobile Web Development – Without Losing Your Sanity

Web development is so different today than what it was even a few years ago. Web 1.0 (if we can call it that) is fading fast. Web 2.0 is in full swing. HTML 5 + CSS 3 and JavaScript are in.

There are two issues:

1) JavaScript is being asked to do what it was never designed to do.

2) Rich and mobile web development is becoming more like client-server development but the client side and the server side are two different worlds; lacking is a way of developing in a cohesive way for both.

Fortunately there is F# and WebSharper!

Recently I rolled up the sleeves and jumped in with both feet to build a mobile web application in WebSharper and JQuery mobile - as a learning exercise.

The end result is quite effective. I did not have to write a single line of JavaScript! Most of the time was spent learning the intricacies of JQuery Mobile.

MobileIns

Sample application is online here: http://mins.apphb.com (needs an HTML5 capable browser). The full source code is here: http://ahmobe.codeplex.com

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  1. Pingback: F# Weekly #50, 2012 « Sergey Tihon's Blog

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