Enterprise Geeks Podcast – Battle Royale Part II: HTML5 vs Browser Plug-Ins
This week we welcome guest co-host Dan McWeeney filling in for Ed. Ed is out of the office because his wife just gave birth to their first child. Since Dan works for Adobe and works in the Adobe Flash/Flex world, we thought it would be the perfect podcast to dive into the hot topic of HTML5 verses Browser Plug-Ins (like Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight).
There has been a lot of debate lately (sparked largely by Apple and their refusal to have the Adobe Flash Plug-in on the iPhone/iPad) about exactly what the future role of Browser Plug-Ins will be given the advances that the next version of the HTML specification promises to bring. In this podcast both Dan and I provide our thoughts on the topic.
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Running Time: 59 minutes
- 01:00 – Welcome Guest Host Dan McWeeney
- 01:15 – Ed Changes Diapers
- 04:00 – Main Topic – HTML5 & Browser Plug-Ins
- 04:31 Apple, the iPad, and the Flash Player debate
- 05:00 Apple and Adobe Take the Debate Public
- 05:40 Google Gears Adds to the Debate
- 07:45 HTML5 Spec Implementation
- 09:15 Video Codecs and Licenses
- 11:00 Advertising in HTML5 – Harder to Block Than Flash Based?
- 12:40 Flash on Mobile – Interaction Event Problems?
- 14:00 Flash Mobile Can Work – Android
- 19:00 Could Internet Explorer’s Lack of HTML5 Keep Plug-Ins Alive?
- 22:00 SAP’s Plans for HTML5 and Plug-Ins
- 24:00 NetWeaver Business Client and Windows-Only Support
- 26:45 Platform Testing
- 28:00 – Apple and their 40 Billion Cash On Hand – Who Will They Buy? (at the time of the podcast recording I forgot that through Pixar, Steve Jobs picked up quite a bit of control at Disney/ABC/Marvel. Perhaps Apple already indirectly has the control in Hollywood I thought they were looking for).
- 36:20 – Internet Connected TVs
- 37:00 – Win 7 Mobile Platform
- 37:50 – PS3/PSP Integration
- 38:00 – SAP Management Changes
- 46:20 – BW 7.20 Ramp-Up Canceled in Favor of 7.30 Ramp-Up in Q3/Q4
- 48:30 – ABAP 7.02 Correction Close
- 49:20 – OnDemand BI
- 54:30 – Upcoming Events: Mastering SAP Technologies Sydney and ASUG/Sapphire