three charms in a year

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Luck comes in threes. And I believe it’s mostly good luck, not bad luck. This year alone I finally had the time to publish three new open-source projects (one of them is as part of Sencha Labs) at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. The first in line is PhantomJS, the headless WebKit… Read more »

most tweeted

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This year alone, Sencha blog corner hosts around 190 blog posts of assorted topics, anything from product announcements, basic learning guides, HTML5 scorecards, to web technologies highlights. The winning blog posts, in terms of how many tweets they got (at the time of this writing), are listed here: 635 Understanding Hardware Acceleration on Mobile Browsers… Read more »

introducing esprima: blazing-fast javascript parser

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In a nutshell, Esprima (esprima.org) is a JavaScript parser written in pure JavaScript. In the near future, it will expand itself to something even more cooler, but as of now it’s just a parser. It uses the common recursive descent approach. The main parsing routine is not machine generated, everything is written by hand. The… Read more »

typical ofi #50

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Last week, WebGL Camp #4 was held at the main office of Mozilla in Mountain View downtown. Nicolas has written an excellent wrap-up. Slides are getting uploaded, recorded video will be available some time in the future. Such a camp always works as a reminder that if you aren’t yet excited about WebGL, maybe this… Read more »

living with prepaid smartphones in the states

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For foreigners or new residents, getting a working cell phone in the United States often means going through some confusing (and sometimes also painful) steps. First, get the phone, i.e. the device itself. Second, get the service plan for the phone. While GSM is dominating in most parts of the world, US is still using… Read more »