Friday, September 4th, 2009

Stratified JavaScript; Concurrency features in JavaScript

Category: JavaScript

Alex Fritze has introduced Stratified JavaScript, an experiment that allows us to play with some concurrency features in JavaScript in a cross browser way. It features: The ability to pause execution: hold() < View plain text > javascript var elem = document.getElementById("animated_element");   var x = 0;   while (true) {     elem.style.left = Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am
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4.4 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

JavaScript on the command line or as a shell scripting language

Category: Java, JavaScript

I am always fascinated that no matter how shiny the OS, sooner or later you’ll end up typing things into a text console to get the darn machine to do what you want it to. To make matters worse you also have to resort to languages that you don’t use every day but are from Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 7:25 am
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4 rating from 27 votes

CKEditor 3

Category: JavaScript, Library

Frederico Caldeira Knabben is the creator of the editor formerly known as FCKEditor. His latest update changes the name to be less controversial, and delivers a lot more than that. CKEditor 3 has been cleaned up a ton and you will happy to see the main focus: Amazing performance! Yeah… that’s really a big difference. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
20 Comments

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4.5 rating from 50 votes

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

FireCrystal: Observe and roll back interactions

Category: Tip, Utility

FireCrystal is a Firefox extension that helps designers and programmers alike figure out how interactive behaviors on the web work. FireCrystal allows users to record and rewind their interactions with web pages while showing the relevant code.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:52 am
8 Comments

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3.3 rating from 16 votes

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Web OS? Web VM? Value in both?

Category: Browsers, Editorial

The following post comes from my personal blog Chrome OS created a whole slew of buzz around the Web finally being an OS. There are many other examples of this of course. On the desktop we have had the likes of moblin and Jolicloud for quite some time. On the phone we have webOS. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am
23 Comments

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3.1 rating from 41 votes

CSS Minification; Part 72; Alphabetizing

Category: CSS

Ray Cromwell wrote that great piece on JS compression and how the GWT compiler does smart things. Barry van Oudtshoorn has written a CSS minifier that uses some of the same concepts that Ray talked about (ordering for best compression). Here is Barry: I recently wrote a small CSS minifier in Java that optimizes your Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am
7 Comments

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3.2 rating from 25 votes

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