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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If you’re upgrading server software, or changing your port config, you may accidentally Funk your Wagnalls. You’ll know the error when you try to restart apache. ~: sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start * Starting web server apache2 (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:8080 no listening sockets available, shutting down Unable to open […]

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The Facebook Thing Facebook has had a lot of press recently. Growing by a million users a day, playing the patent game like every other large corporation, seemingly constant legal-disputes over ownership, and to top it off.. the Facebook movie called “The Social Network” will be hitting the big-screen this October. A lot of people […]

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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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