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HTML5 at the Tactical Edge (SEI Bulletin)

This July 30, 2014 SEI Bulletin talks about a new blog post written by Grace Lewis.

Software Engineering Institute


Many warfighters and first responders operate at what we call "the tactical edge," where users are constrained by limited communication connectivity, storage availability, processing power, and battery life.

In these environments, onboard sensors are used to capture data on behalf of mobile applications to perform tasks. These applications then rely on network interfaces to send the data to nearby servers or the cloud if local processing resources are inadequate. While native mobile technologies are currently used to develop these applications, the approach has some drawbacks. In contrast, HTML5 has been touted for its portability across mobile device platforms, as well an ability to access functionality without having to download and install applications.

In the blog post, Lewis describes research aimed at evaluating the feasibility of using HTML5 to develop applications that can meet tactical edge requirements. The bulletin includes a link to the blog post.

In This Issue

  • SEI Fellow Linda Northrop and SEI Honored at ICSE Conference
  • SEI Podcast Series: AADL and Edgewater
  • SEI Blog: HTML5 for Mobile Software Applications at the Tactical Edge
  • TSP Symposium 2014
  • FloCon2015
  • SEI Jobs
  • Training Opportunities