JavaScript Hoedown #2


Distributed computing with web workers

  • Cracks MD5 hashes. It works.

Our Pointless Pursuit of Semantic Value

  • Don’t sacrifice other aspects of development for semantics
  • Needless capitulation in comments.

Pursuing Semantic Value

  • Counterpoint
  • Machine reading / screen readers
  • Paul Irish Comment

Should you learn coffeescript

  • Doesn’t give you line numbers.


  • Easy to add your own maps
  • Can plug into API that provides tiles or just use a big image

Timer Resolution in Browsers

  • Used to be 15.6ms
  • Now 4ms

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