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Top stories: July 11-15, 2011

The HTML5 paradigm shift, Java's missing community leader, and the "programmable self"

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.


What is HTML5?
HTML5, when used both as the 21st century web suggests and as the original HTML specification allows, is best at interconnecting things.
Who leads the Java parade?
Are any of the companies in the Java community willing to exercise technical leadership? Mike Loukides says the real leader needs to stand up.
If you can quantify the self, can you also program it?
Fred Trotter is examining the Quantified Self through the lenses of motivation, behavioral economics, and software. He expands on each of these topics in this interview.
Why files need to die
The idea of files and folders no longer fits today’s connected world. It’s time for new ways of organizing our data based on what data means, what it relates to, and how we think about the world.
Sustainable publishing is a mindset, not a format
Dennis Stovall, director of the Publishing Program at Portland State University, discusses the state of sustainable publishing and who’s doing it right.

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