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…

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.

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…

Splitting strings

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

Maintainable CSS

I have found Maintainable CSS site exceptionally useful for designing maintainable CSS systems. Modular and encapsulated: Styles don’t bleed or cascade without your permission. Any design requirements: Completely flexible to your needs. No tooling required: But you can use tooling if you want to. Easy to learn: Read the guides and see. Any size project:…

UI usability solution I am especially proud of

25 or so years ago we were designing one accounting application that required intensive input of numbers by operators. That was in Russia at the time when personal computers were just appearing in offices massively. Amount of numeric data that operators needed to input was enormous and as in any financial institution the requirement for…