I'm a back end java developer but I've always been interested in doing a little fun front-end stuff, particularly when it comes to gaming. Aside from your book () can you recommend a site that gives a quick description of the capabilities of HTML 5, something that could in a page convince me that this is a skill that I need to pick up to have some real fun?
Because you are a Java developer, you might want to look at a game library called PlayN. It allows you to write Java game code and compile to Desktop Java, HTML5, and Android. The Flash target is in a transitional state and it seems that iOS might be in the roadmap.
I would advise checking out the slide deck and general tutorial site HTML5Rocks. I've contributed one of the articles on SVG there.
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