Browser Standards: HTML5 Test – Best Results

Since the number of the available browser is constantly growing, it becomes every day more important to adhere to international standards. Until the last year, every developer was interested about how much a browser supported the XHTML 1.0 or 1.1 specifications and the CSS 1.0 or 2.0 specifications.

Nowadays things have changed a little bit. We are entering a new dynamic era of internet browsing. Browsers will be even more capable of serving and displaying media contents. Doing what? Correctly implementing the HTML 5 standard and the CSS 3.0 specifications.


To help developers in the understanding and/or evaluation of the behavior of a browser, Niels Leenheer has written the HTML5Test web page. This page uses a little bit of Javascript to trick your browser with common HTML 5 implementation test cases, and collects all data in a really clean report. I suggest you to try that page now with your current browser, just to get an idea.

This test gives each browser a score, based on how many HTML 5 elements or features can handle correctly. The max score a browser can reach is 300, plus some additional bonus points for not-strictly-necessary features.

I gathered some results for the main web browsers, in the chart you can see below. I tried to use the more recent version for each browser. Just to get an appetizer of what will be next, I also tried a beta/alpha/nightly version of each of them.

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More Apple Store prices compared

I recently posted about a price comparison between European Apple Stores, and showing – or at least trying to show – how much Apple is gaining by selling overseas.

I will make use of the same fee percentage estimation computed in that very article. Based on this assumption, I tried to discover how much is the gain for three Apple main products: the new Apple TV, the new Mac Mini and the MacBook.

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Longing for a premium WP Theme …

This blog is quite nice, and with quite good posts. It has quite good graphics and quite good partecipation from users.

It is a “quite blog”.

I am wondering about buying a premium theme to radically change this whole thing, taking it to a different level. To a “definitely blog”, instead of a “quite blog”. I am longing for this theme, in particular: Awake.

If anyone wants to give it away to me, he’s welcome!

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Loggable: a simple log4j meta-library – Part 2

In a recent post I described the goal of my Loggable meta-library. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you to do it now.

What we are going to do now is analysing the second main component of the meta-library, the centralized controller Log.

How does it work

The main responsibility of the Log class is handling the logic behind the creation and returning of the Logger instance that the caller class should use. This logic, as we’ve already seen, is driven by the @Loggable annotation.

The Log class will have a single point of access: the public static method get().

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Loggable: a simple log4j meta-library – Part 1

If you work in a J2EE environment, you surely have (or at least will have) used the standard Apache log4j library almost once. This powerful and configurable logging library is commonly used throughout whole enterprise projects, for many reasons: debugging, testing, exception logging, tracing, application profiling, et cetera.

In this article I want to explain a meta-library that I am currently writing to allow a more decentralized control of the log4j library methods and an easier log-calls implementation throught your entire application: convention over configuration. This is my motto.

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