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.

#include source “foo.c”, why not?

If we would have #include source construct that includes compilation units into final assembly (rather than just headers in-place) any library can be included to a project as plain .c file:

Splitting strings

Have read Splitting Strings by Chris Zetter mini saga… What this expression: “”.split(“,”) shall produce?

How I became a programmer

Due to my grandma, macaroni and by accident. I’ve explained it on Quora. Wow, just discovered that the story got 4000 up-votes. Cool, eh?

Site transition

Transferred the site to other provider and redesigned it a bit to conform mobiles and modern https requirements. I’ve made picture on the left in watercolor. But need to rescan it probably… That’s illustration to Alexander Grin romantic novel “Crimson Sails” .