Category Archives: javascript

Class Warfare

We’ve been debating various forms of classes in JS since the late ’90s. That’s right; we’ve been circling this drain for more than a decade…some worry that a form of class in ES6 that doesn’t make coffee for you while also shooting rainbows out of it’s behind won’t be worth the syntactic space it takes up….Rainbow-shooting technology takes a while to build, meanwhile, wouldn’t it be great if we could get a cup of joe around here?

Bedrock

Jetlag has me in its throes which is as good an excuse as any to share what has been keeping me up many nights over the past couple of years; a theory of the web as a platform. I had a chance last week to share some of my thinking here to an unlikely audience […]

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 […]

Real Constructors & WebIDL Last Call

For those who haven’t been following the progress of WebIDL — and really, how could you not? An IDL? For the web? I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter… — the standard is now in last call, which is W3C for “alllllllllllmost done”. Which it is not. Before I get to why, let me first […]