The “Wayback Machine” is one of the more important services in the history of the Internet (and happens to be named after a great gag on the old Rocky & Bullwinkle show). From about 2001 through 2005 it could be counted on it to give you a reasonable snapshot of many of the home pages […]

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UPDATE!!! This morning (2010-10-22) Chromium dev channel updated to Chromium 8.0.552.11 dev and the indexedDB implementation has been renamed to webkitIndexedDB. I must admit – sometimes browser updates are like Christmas. Like today. I updated Chrome and as usual I went through the motions of inspecting the window (DOMWindow) object in the console looking for […]

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Last friday Google publicly announced a new way to view traffic on your web site; by using the web site itself. This is a replacement for the clumsy Site Overlay feature that has existed since the Urchin analytics system was absorbed by the software giant. It looks like a great way to visualize the traffic […]

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The Official Opera Blog has announced that Opera 10.70 will feature a reimplementation of the EventSource API. I say “reimplementation” because Opera was actually the first modern browser to add support for Server Sent Events back in 2006. The implementation was awkward and required a DOM element. Last week, Opera Core Concerns posted an update […]

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I feel like I've given jQuery UI a bad rap. I passed judgement too fast. At first glance, it was a pile of rigid prefab user interface objects generated by jQuery being peddled as 'official'. I know now that it's much more. jQuery UI is not (just) about a fancy accordion slider. It's a framework […]

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There is a lot of talk right now about Philippe Le Hégaret” (PLH) from the W3C regarding quotes he made about the readiness of HTML5 for “deployment”. Philippe is quoted as saying: “The problem we’re facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML5, but it’s a little too early to […]

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Interactive data visualization falls apart pretty quickly if the machine’s specs are not up to par. The last thing you want is your visualization to be slow and clunky. So when planning the graceful degradation of a visualization across a variety of systems, it is important to put some careful thought into testing things such […]

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Over the course of the following week, I will be adding these to all of the appropriate JavaScript articles I’ve published.

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This was too good to not repost… If you have any interest at all in JavaScript performance optimization, then this publication by Jeff Roberson will be of great interest. In this article Jeff dissects RegEx’s found in jQuery and provides insight as well as suggestions to improve them either in performance or syntax. Each example […]

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In case you’re not yet familiar, the JavaScript Web Workers API is a feature that facilitates the execution of scripts in an independent background process, away from any UI related logic. It should be assumed that the Worker’s life-cycle is the same as the application that called it, as it comes with start-up and instance […]

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