We are very excited to welcome “Cowboy” Ben Alman to the Bocoup team. Ben has nasty JavaScript skills and is a prolific jQuery Plugin developer, with over 30 plugins and a handful of jQuery core contributions under his belt. Ben’s extensive writings and documentation over at benalman.com are impressive to say the least. He has […]

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We are excited to welcome Pete Karl to the Bocoup team. Pete is a great programmer, and brings with him to Bocoup strong experience in systems architecture and a general hackerism that we value here. Pete’s awesome work at Lion Burger shows an enthusiasm and talent for developing and launching great products, and a strong […]

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Bocoup, being enormously generous, gave me this week off to work on the open source project Popcorn.js at Mozilla, Toronto. Popcorn.js is sponsored by Web Made Movies, Mozilla’s Open Video Lab, a Mozilla Drumbeat project. Popcorn will allow film makers to do a lot of cool stuff with html5 <video> such as adding credits, subtitles, […]

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While poking around the Web Worker API in the latest Opera Beta Release, I discovered that they had also implemented support for Shared Web Workers. If you’re not familiar with Shared Web Workers, have a look here. The basic premise is that a Shared Worker can have multiple connections made to one Worker. Paraphrased from […]

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Opera 10.60 Beta was announced this week and along with the list of new HTML5 features it’s supporting was Web Workers. Of course I was excited to run it through the renderer/worker test suite I set up for my previous posts about Safari 5 and Chrome 5. The results were pleasing, the first Opera release […]

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'0' && ('0' == false) // true We’ll just have to agree to disagree, javascript. {: .space} Update: this is what I mean by “truthy” and “falsy”: function truthy(x) { return !!x; }; function falsy(x) { return !x; };

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Following the announcement of Safari 5 [ 5.0 (7533.16) ] today, I did some due diligence and ran it through the json-object, array, boolean and string Worker message cases that I had produced for testing against Chrome 5. The results are in and thankfully consistent – so not much to report here accept that – […]

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I’m pleased to announce the addition of Elijah Grey as a core contributor to the PollenJS  project. Eli has an exceptional (albeit short)  background in JavaScript development using bleeding-edge technology. Just the kind of guy we like to have around bocoup.com. A few thing that Eli and I have already begun hashing out: Modular loading […]

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Rick and I had a blast this weekend at the jQuery conference. We enjoyed the people, the talks, the typos, and the generally high caliber of developers in the jQuery Community. Our favorite typo was in the program. Rebecca Murphy‘s talk on Object Literals was misprinted as Object Laterals. So I grabbed objectlateral.com, and Rick […]

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