Premake5 and Compilation of Sciter Engine.

Those famous “nightly builds”… Not a secret that compilation/build times are somehow critical for projects of Sciter’s scale. The fact: it takes from 4 to 6 hours to build Chrome/Chromium browser. And note – that is on dedicated build servers / farms, not on your work machine. So devops, as a desperate move, are forced to…

Robot Vasilii, progress report.

(that is continuation of my previous article about Vasilii the Robot ) Not too much progress actually as I am busy with Sciter. Behavior of the robot is still quite basic as you see: But at this stage I have finalized its on board framework with my async.hpp library – header only await/async primitives. async.hpp…

Sciter Chat

This month I was designing Chat module implementation. That is Skype, WhatsApp, Slack, etc. alike thing. Implementation is pretty simple and so greatly customizable. Let me know if you will need anything close to it.

Making Sciter Open Source

I’d like to transform Sciter Engine project to Open Source eventually. As for me Open Source is a great responsibility and to make Sciter Open Source requires significant amount of work – code needs to be commented thoroughly, overall source architecture to be documented, source code restructured. Yet I need to make it compliable by…

Bloomberg Terminal, how I would do it with Sciter.

I think the image above looks familiar to people working around stock exchange. The screen contains many areas that are updated in real time so it is interesting to try to implement this using Sciter and its rendering pipelines. So I’ve made simple mockup of typical screen used there, in particular that scrollable list with…

Sciter+Node versus Electron

Electron As we know Electron.js is built of Chromium and Node.js. Where Chromium is a full scale Web browser that even uses its own, independent JavaScript engine. Therefore each Electron.js application is essentially a separate Web browser and Web server installed on your machine – as many Electron applications you are running – as many…

10 years of FlexBox’ing

10 years ago we, at W3C-style WG mail list, started discussion of giving CSS at least some flexibility. That was the time of semantic Web battles that showed up in “don’t use <table> for layout purposes” witch-hunt among others. The problem was that CSS did not offer any option to vertically align stuff inside browser…

C# Span versus aux::slice

The Span<T> has landed in .NET Standard today. According to the article (Span<T> is) at the heart of most performance-related improvements in .NET Core 2.1. Since it allows managing buffers in a more efficient way, it can help in reducing allocations and copying. We consider Span to be a very fundamental type as it requires…

HTML-NOTEPAD

HTML-NOTEPAD application is out While it works for me consider it as a beta. More features and fixes will be added down the road.