HTML5 development tools on the rise
HTML5 has been billed as a means for developers to create modern Web applications, complete with support for multimedia functionality like video and Canvas 2D. Its emergence has led to questions about the future of proprietary multimedia plug-ins for browsers, such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight, as HTML5 aims to provide a standards-based way of performing the same functions.
Given developers' increasing interest in HTML5, it's no surprise that tool builders have begun to accommodate it, though HTML5 is still in development. Following is a slate of tools for application developers to incorporate HTML5 into their programs.