Google Groups is Dead

As far as I’m concerned, Google Groups is dead. For the jQuery project we’ve run all of our community discussions through Google Group mailing lists for the past three years. At this moment the main jQuery group is the second most popular programming group (next to Android developers) clocking in at over 21,000 members. We […]

197 Comments · Posted: October 27th, 2009

Talks at the 2009 jQuery Conference

This past weekend was the 2009 jQuery Conference here in Boston. It was an incredible event – 300 people attended and a ton of discussion, collaboration, and learning happened. Nearly the entire jQuery project team had the opportunity to meet for two days prior to the conference and hash a number of things out – […]

35 Comments · Posted: September 16th, 2009

50% Off Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

I’ve been slowly working on a new JavaScript book that covers many of the specifics behind how and why JavaScript libraries are designed they way that they are – titled Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. I’m still working on the book – I have four chapters left to write – and am hoping to have […]

63 Comments · Posted: September 1st, 2009

Test Swarm Alpha Open

TestSwarm, the project that I’ve been working on over the past 6 months, or so, is now open to the public. Mozilla has been very gracious, allowing me to work on this project exclusively. At the beginning of April I moved from my old position as a JavaScript Evangelist on the Mozilla Evangelism team to […]

35 Comments · Posted: August 26th, 2009

Eulogy to _why

Unfortunately I’m short on time at the moment (trying to launch a project this week) but I have to say, at least, a few words about the hacker and artist _why. At this moment, _why’s online presence appears to be no more. All of his sites and code are gone. This includes, and is not […]

64 Comments · Posted: August 19th, 2009

Computing with JavaScript Web Workers

Web Workers are, undoubtedly, the coolest new feature to arrive in the latest version of web browsers. Web Workers allow you to run JavaScript in parallel on a web page, without blocking the user interface. Normally in order to achieve any sort of computation using JavaScript you would need to break your jobs up into […]

46 Comments · Posted: July 21st, 2009

Easy Retweet Button

Ever since I saw the JavaScript API I’ve been wanting to build a simple script for tracking the number of people visiting a blog post from Twitter. This past weekend I built a little script for doing just that – and in a completely unobtrusive manner. The script itself is completely standalone (no dependencies) […]

44 Comments · Posted: July 9th, 2009

HTML 5 Parsing

One of the biggest wins of the HTML 5 recommendation is a detailed specification outlining how parsing of HTML documents should work. For too many years browsers have simply tried to guess and copy what others were doing in hopes that their parser would work well enough to not cause too many problems with HTML […]

13 Comments · Posted: July 7th, 2009

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