Ultrabooks running Windows 8 with touch and sensor capabilities are soon to hit the market and for those of you developing HTML5 applications, you will be able to add these features to your applications. Currently we are waiting for these sensor features to be added to the HTML5 standard, but in the meantime you can start to build and test your HTML5 apps for touch and sensor capabilities with a Google extension.
I see things from Developer lens, it is my job after all. However this was my 5th IDF and I have to say this year more than others, the software developer was a focus of the event. The following is my experience and journey at IDF with evidence and perspective of the software developer being a core ingredient of the IDF experience.
In my previous blogs I discussed the most common pitfalls in application power consumption and how to use the Battery Life Analyzer (BLA) software to find power issues. In this blog I will explain how to use the Microsoft* Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) to determine what causes power issues.
What is WPT?
WPT includes two tools: the Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) which collects data, and the Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) which analyzes data.
In my blog about the most common pitfalls in analyzing application power consumption (most common pitfalls) I talked about potential issues that could drive power consumption to higher amounts. C-states are states when the CPU has reduced or turned off selected functions. Different processors support different numbers of C-states in which various parts of the CPU are turned off. To better understand the C-states that are supported and exposed, contact the CPU vendor.
Bob and Daniel give us an early look at AppMobi App packaging solution for HTML5, now compatible with AppUp and Ultrabook devices.
Soon Ultrabooks will become widely available and will come with new features. Developers will want to know what tools they can use to take advantage of the new capabilities. There will be two main components of the new, supporting OS: the traditional Desktop interface and the New Windows* 8 User Interface (UI). This blog will cover the following topics: