Make Smarter - Dive into HTML5, jQuery Templates, GeoSpatial Revolution 3

I’ve been so busy these past two months, I’ve actually hit SHIFT-A to clear out Google Reader a number of times - gasp. But a few nuggets did catch my eye.

If you want to get started with HTML5, look no further than Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim. The CC-BY-3.0 licensed online book is fantastic, and includes an entire chapter on the geolocation API. If you want a printed copy, you can buy it on Amazon.

Nettuts+ has a good post on jQuery Templating, something I started using last year and would highly recommend if you do a lot of structured reporting from data feeds. jQuery templating is actually a small part of the whole tutorial, which will have you making a very stylish Twitter widget.

The third video in the great GeoSpatial Revolution series is available. It explores security application of geospatial technology.

If you are still puzzling over relational and NoSQL databases, take a look at this slide show by Sergio Bossa.

And finally, if you use jQuery and Google Chrome a lot, check out the jQuery API Browser extension. It’ll save you a lot of time opening new tabs and heading to the jQuery site for help.