I didn’t know if this would be helpful but SitePoint has been putting together an “HTML 5 Development Center” http://www.sitepoint.com/tag/html5-dev-center/ The only thing that made me “raise an eyebrow” was that the banner on the page says “Developed in part for you by Internet Explorer 9” and evidently Microsoft has been assisting in the project. [Pause…] But the good news is this statement on this page: Browser Neutrality The HTML5 Dev Center is browser neutral, these are growing technologies and the browsers are always evolving and updating. In general I really like SitePoint’s reference material, so hopefully they will live up to the browser neutrality policy… ;)

Recently, I was trying to understand what happens when an iOS app goes into the background and then re-emerges later in various ways. It actually wasn’t as straightforward as I thought it would be. This may have already be documented somewhere, but it was a useful educational exercise nonetheless. The driving reason for exploring the sequence was that I needed to suspend an NSTimer-based process when the app went into the background, and then start it back up when the app returned from suspended animation. Additionally, I needed to refresh a list from a web service when the app emerged, and the issue is that I needed to have it occur just once. I needed to discover the events that occur and[…]