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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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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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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.NET Magazine: Mom will be proud! I was asked back at the start of the year by .NET Magazine (Practical Web Design in the US) to write a JavaScript article on the subject of my choice. I doubt you read the article because I went to the stores and bought all the copies. (Had to […]

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I’m a jQuery enthusiast. Maybe even an evangelist. So I decided to make workers easy for my fellow jQuery developers – and thus was born the jQuery.Hive. Inititally it began it’s life as PollenJS a jQuery-looking library of functions that were light, useful and thread-safe. This was before the WebKit implementation existed so everything was […]

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As I mentioned in Part I, the Web Worker API is available for use in Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4+ and Chrome 4+, however the implementations are inconsistant. This has been completely overlooked by every single tutorial I’ve found. The issue revolves around the accepted argument to postMessage() (from both the main window and the worker). […]

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This is long overdue. Also, it should serve as a context for my slides from jQuery Conference, San Francisco 2010 (use the up and down arrow keys to navigate). Whether or not you’ve read the WHATWG Web Worker spec and are looking for more information about Javascript multi threading OR you already have a rudimentary […]

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Today, keyboard navigation went live on the new jQuery documentation site: api.jquery.com. Rick worked really hard on getting the interaction just right, and we think this makes using the documentation a faster and easier experience . We hope that this feature improves developers’ interaction with the documentation. We recently had the opportunity to work with […]

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Yesterday, I was introduced to Javascript Web Workers during a bad-ass FireBug console hack-session with Al MacDonald (http://hyper-metrix.com). I have to say… this is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a very long time… Workers are currently available in FireFox 3.5, Safari 4 and (according to John Resig) the Chromium Nightlies. I’d like to consider […]

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