As I become more and more obsessed with Quora, I’m finding more and more questions that I answer seem to feel right as standalone blog posts. The latest even includes an interesting discovery: What’s the cleanest way to intentionally and reliably return a jQuery object that selects nothing? There were two answers already posted to […]

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I spent a good half hour writing an answer to a question on Quora today and I thought it was good enough to qualify as a blog post. The question was How do you implement object orientation in JavaScript? I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed by the answers posted prior to mine, however […]

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After spending the day finishing out cross-browser EventSource support in the form of jQuery.EventSource.js, then wrapping up with a commit of 55 new unit tests, I finally left the Bocoup Loft for the day around 8 o’clock… But as most developers know, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t leave this kind of […]

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For those of you curious about what can be created or where to use the new JavaScript EventSource API (also known as “Server Sent Events” ) – I’ve developed a very basic chat application that uses jQuery.EventSource.js to provide a simple API to native EventSource where available (and a fallback when not) and Twitter @anywhere […]

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Here we are, in the 11th Hour of submission for the 10K Event Apart contest. I just submitted my application, which weighs in at a grand total of 3991 Bytes… or it did, but after I submitted it I was still able to shave off a few more bytes, for a final total of 3676Bytes […]

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I started to play around with the inset value of the CSS3 box-shadow property over at boaz.se/nder/s.miscellaneous/i-<3-inset after maxvoltar posted about it. I started working with the CSS3 gradient property to achieve the effect reproduced here, and I ran into some serious syntax confusion. Whereas Gecko offers a terse verbose syntax for radial gradients, Webkit […]

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I wrote a dead simple twitter search API implementation with jQuery for bocoup.com yesterday. Everything is explained in the comments. Hopefully this script helps you implement your own twitter feed. You can see the live demo running off to the right. jQuery.twitterFeed.js $(function(){ // Get the JSON of your twitter search, it helps to format […]

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Al MacDonald recently posted https://bocoup.com/weblog/javascript-typed-arrays – which is an interesting look at the benchmarkable speed differences between FireFox 4’s Float32Array constructor and the traditional Array constructor. As expected, the Typed Arrays are definitively faster due entirely to native optimization: they only allow integer or floating point numbers (respectively to their Int or Float prefix); additionally […]

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You probably know by now that JavaScript is getting a lot of upgrades at the moment. One of the upgrades that WebGL is bringing along for the ride is JavaScript Typed Arrays. A JavaScript Typed Array is very quick! It exists as a fixed block of memory that can be accessed with JavaScript, where as […]

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Popcorn.js, which I wrote about recently, is an infant javascript library that allows film makers to better showcase their videos on the web using html5’s video element. Using popcorn, directors can incorporating social media and integrate several features such as subtitles and credits that may be beneficial in the context of the web. Although typically, […]

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