Category Archives: opensource

Thoughts On A Job Done

Most of the time, when a bit of software you work on floats out of your life and into the collective past, there’s a sense of mourning. But that’s not how I feel about Chrome Frame. The anodyne official blog post noting the retirement six months hence isn’t the end of something good, it’s the […]

Why What You’re Reading About Blink Is Probably Wrong

By now you’ve seen the news about Blink on HN or Techmeme or wherever. At this moment, every pundit and sage is attempting to write their angle into the annoucement and tell you “what it means”. The worst of these will try to link-bait some “hot” business or tech phrase into the title. True hacks […]

Misdirection

As the over-heated CSS vendor prefix debate rages, I can’t help but note the mounting pile of logical fallacies and downright poor reasoning being deployed. Some context is in order. Your Moment Of Zen The backdrop to this debate is that CSS is absolutely the worst, least productive part of the web platform. Apps teams […]

Dojo 1.3 Is Out!

Dojo 1.3 is here! (download site) If you’re already using Dojo, this should be a no-brainer upgrade. It’s out-and-out better. As a quick example, dojo.create(“tagname”, { /*properties*/ }) is now the preferred way to build DOM nodes quickly. Its simple API will be natural to anyone who has used dojo.attr(). Even better, Pete’s exciting PlugD […]