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I wrote this book to scratch an itch, but also because I could see the potential in the (at the time) nascent HTML5 gaming community. I wanted to help developers navigate the wilderness of HTML5 and learn about Canvas,WebGL, and SVG, along with best prac- tices for each. It sometimes took a bit of discussion to convince developers that HTML5 wasn’t just a plaything.They were surprised to learn they could have rich content with all the niceties of a desktop application—such as double buffering, hardware acceleration, and caching inside the confines of the browser without a plugin. Many of them considered Flash as the sole option. It was interesting to watch the tides turn from “Flash for every- thing” to “Use Flash only where there are HTML5 gaps.” During my writing of this book, the ecosystem around HTML5 game programming has rapidly evolved and matured. I am sure the technologies will continue to evolve, and I look forward to the advances the next year brings.
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Major General James L. Williams (Ret.) was the Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division, a position he was appointed to in April 2007.
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