If you have spent any time looking at Backbone.js, like many others, you are probably amazed by how lightweight, flexible and elegant it is. Backbone.js is incredibly powerful, but not prescriptive in how it should be used. With great power comes great responsibility, and if you’ve tried to use Backbone.js for a large project you […]

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Upon first thought, you might think that synchronized playback of two video elements would be simple – however – because the timeupdate event of the video element is indeterminate beyond its specification description of “Every 15 to 250ms, or whenever the MediaController’s media controller position changes”, this is actually non-trivial. Today, on the Web Made […]

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While executing the all too familiar morning routine of a geek today – coffee, various news feeds, and mailing lists – I came across a disturbing bit of news. It turns out that DigiNotar, an SSL certificate issuer in the Netherlands (think VeriSign but less reputable), issued a wildcard SSL certificate for Google domains (*.google.com) […]

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Bocoup is excited to be working with Gradient Studios to port the hit mobile game Fieldrunners, by Subatomic Studios, to HTML5. This is the third in a series of weekly development blog posts. This week, we focused on incorporating sound into the Fieldrunners port. Lucky for us, in-browser audio support has come a long way […]

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Whenever you ask for a page on the web, your request has a lot of data attached to it. One part of your request (the “user-agent” string) describes your software environment—usually your operating system and your browser’s name and version number. Like many things on the web, this data is a convention, not a law. […]

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Late last week, excitement buzzed here at Bocoup, when David Humphrey of Mozilla dropped us a line with links to a Firefox nightly build that had added rudimentary support for a set of DOM Joystick events. Several hours later we, along with Jason Orendorff and TedMielczarek of Mozilla, put together a couple of prototype experiments […]

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Bocoup is excited to be working with Gradient Studios to port the hit mobile game Fieldrunners, by Subatomic Studios, to HTML5. This is the third in a series of weekly development blog posts. Last week we posted a demo of our WebGL port of the Fieldrunners particle system. What I didn’t mention in that post […]

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Bocoup is excited to be working with Gradient Studios to port the hit mobile game Fieldrunners, by Subatomic Studios, to HTML5. This is the second in a series of weekly development blog posts. Last time, I posted about some basic WebGL particle system benchmarks we ran. We were extremely pleased with the results. The next […]

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Bocoup is excited to announce that we are working with Gradient Studios to port the hit mobile game Fieldrunners, by Subatomic Studios, to HTML5. This is the first in a series of weekly development blog posts. One of the earliest tasks in porting an existing game to a new platform is to assess feasibility. This […]

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I gave a talk in February on Advanced jQuery Templates that had an interesting and unique twist. Instead of changing slides using traditional presentation delivery methods such as a clicker or a laptop keyboard, I used my smartphone which made asynchronous calls to a Node.js server. The server then propagated events to all connected viewers, regardless of […]

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