UI friendly JavaScript. Part I.

Let’s agree that JS is used mostly on the Web (in browser or node/deno) – most of the time JS code works in context of HTML and CSS. But for now JavaScript is a general purpose scripting language that does not take specifics of HTML and CSS into consideration – many HTML/CSS concepts and data…

Open Sourcing the Sciter

Crowdfunding campaign to Open Source the Sciter is in effect at Kickstarter. The goal is to gather funds for the following three tasks: 1. Sciter. Making it Open Source: change code structure, add inline documentation, etc. to comply Open Source standards. It is going to be either GPL or BSD clause 4 license with separate…

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” .

Open Source severs the link between good software and good software business, and the two veer off naturally in different directions. At worst, Open Source business models incentivize worse software. That above matches my own observations.

When you want to ask for help in programming …

then use the following template: Explain details that you see as much as possible. Environment, problem, etc. Explain exactly what you want – what you think should be happening. Explain what is actually happening. Explain why you think it should be working differently. By walking through all these steps you may find answer by yourself….

Web Frameworks: React vs Vue

Practical investigation on effectiveness of Virtual DOM (React) updates versus direct DOM updates (Vue). Clearly React takes significantly more CPU time for the task of updating 100 items list. That proves once again that there is no silver bullet in Web Front End design. Each task has its own optimal framework/architecture. “Ideal framework” should allow…

Russian Roulette game, .JS style.

Disclaimer: the game is quite dangerous and may lead to alcoholism of participants even after first game. Play responsibly! Idea of the game: Players, in their turn, name random English word. To this word they add “JS” or “.JS” suffix and go google for it. If google will give JS library or framework with that…