HTML5 is dead
That’s right, you heard it here first. HTML5 is dead. Here’s why: HTML6 is going to be way better. It’ll overcome the things that the HTML5 standard is missing and better integrate with the technology of tomorrow. It’ll provide the kind of development tools and rich user experience that we all wish HTML5 included.
Sound ridiculous? It is, except that it’s ridiculous because we’ve simply added an extra 5-10 years or so onto the correct but unhelpful declarations opinionati make all the time in the tech sector. If we all listened to these folks, nothing would get done. By the time a technology reaches the plateau of productivity, they consider it irrelevant.
Picking a technology that’s out of favor in five years isn’t a screw-up if you made the best decision from among available alternatives to actually get stuff done. That such a choice will eventually be obsolete (and sometimes sooner than you really have the stomach for) doesn’t represent failure on your part. On the contrary, it shows that you understand the importance of delivering value to end users in the present.