Dan Rowinski looks at the trends for HTML5 in 2011, Joe Brockmeier counts down the top developer tools of 2011 and I pulled together a list of resources designed to help you learn to program. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

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Top 6 Trends In HTML5 In 2011

Dan Rowinski found that Mobile First was the most significant HTML5 trend of 2011. Want to learn the rest? Check out Top 6 Trends in HTML5 in 2011

Top Web Developer Tools of 2011

Web developers have a variety of tools they love, and Joe Brockmeier counts down the Top Tools of 2011 for Web Development.

From the comments:

Knooq -- "Thumbs up for jQuery, CSS3PIE and Chrome Developer Tools. I still think Eclipse is one of the best development tools out there, and the Aptana plugin has improved on many aspects of this IDE."

Teach Yourself to Program

I put together a list of resources you can use to Teach Yourself to Program, including learning languages and using a drag and drop interface. From books to classes, meetups to online tutorials, there's no excuse not to bone up on your coding skills. Best of all, several developers dropped suggestions in the comments that you can also use to get up and running in no time.

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New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for November 2011

We love new apps. It is one of the joys of our life to sift through the flood of apps that are published or updated every month and deliver the best or most interesting to our readers. November had some great apps for Android, the iPhone and the iPad. In our ongoing series of Apps Of The Month, we take a look at what November produced below. We are continuing for the third month with our list of app updates so you can keep track of what you need to update for functionality and security purposes. More

Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use [HOT TOPIC]

The folks at BestVendor.com interviewed 500 developers and compiled this profile of the tools that they actually use. A few stalwarts predominate, such as Git, Eclipse, AWS, Dropbox, MySQL, and Google Analytics. But there were a few surprises too, including 23% using Notepad++ as their text editor and 8% using Heroku to host their apps. Many of the categories are wide open. All of those surveyed are from companies of less than 100 people from around the world. More

Infographic: 7 Companies Who Made Major Pivots in Strategy

From the folks who brought you the Pivot Conference and Hasai Marketing comes an infographic that tells the story of 7 companies that, you guessed it, made significant pivots in strategy to successful ends. Included are gaming companies, social networking sites and group buying pioneers. More

Conduit Helps Build Mobile Apps For the Programming Challenged

The threshold for creating mobile apps is as low as it is ever going to be. New services are being designed every day to give the average person the capability to create a mobile app, even if they do not know how to code. The problem is that many of these services create a cookie-cutter app that many fear will drive Web design back to the dark ages of the mid-to-late 1990s when static, uninspired websites ruled the land. More

Evernote, Hello? This is an App Only Sheldon Cooper Would Love [HOT TOPIC]

Evernote Hello is a fine example of a really good idea that, when executed, doesn't work at all well. In concept, Hello is brilliant. Who doesn't have a problem with remembering names, especially when you're at a party or work function and being introduced to a half-dozen people simultaneously? More

Google Currents is to Social Media as Justin Bieber is to the Beatles [HOT TOPIC]

Google Currents is a new tablet app launched today that makes reading of syndicated web content easier, faster and more enjoyable than almost any other interface you can imagine. It's like Flipboard but for RSS feeds. People are going to love it. That's the nice way to describe it. More

Are You Paying Apple Too Much For E-Books? The Justice Department Thinks So [HOT TOPIC]

Have you noticed that the cost of some new e-books seems to be a few dollars higher than it was before? The U.S. Justice Department certainly has and they're investigating why that is and if it's legal. Specifically, the DOJ is looking into whether Apple and major publishers colluded to set e-book prices in a manner that would violate antitrust laws, the agency confirmed yesterday. More

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