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Ember

WebWorker Performance Benchmarks

This is a cross post of blog post I wrote and published for IsleOfCode on March 10, 2016 here When Nolan Lawson published his article on High Performance WebWorker Messages, I was immediately stuck with how disparate his conclusions and data were from my own experience. However, I've mostly used WebWorkers in a mobile context (Cordova applications), which by and large means my experience has been with Safari. Could it really be true that Chrome and Firefox were so bad that no method of transfer is better than JSON.stringify? This is something I needed to know, because I'm working on Skyroc…

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Ember.js "Magic" Crash Course

This is a cross post of blog post I wrote and published for IsleOfCode on February 11, 2016 here. I typed up this explanation of some of the magic in ember/ember-cli on the Ember Slack this morning, and felt it would probably be useful to leave it somewhere more permanent. Sometimes Ember feels more magical than it really is, and the transitions and the resolver are probably the most magical piece of Ember for those that don't know about them. This is a TL;DR crash course of this process in Ember, it's not very in depth, and it skims past a few things (such as cached resolutions, cached ins…

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The real reason to avoid jQuery

Or How to avoid common SPA pitfalls when using 3rd party plugins This is a cross post of blog post I wrote and published for IsleOfCode on January 26, 2016 here. In the past few years, I've read countless blog posts, twitter rants and medium exposés detailing how jQuery isn't necessary, and why you should just write with "native" JavaScript. I disagree with these posts, because there are still a number things which jQuery handles which are not easy to replicate quickly unless you know the edge cases you need to handle. There is, however, a very major reason to avoid jQuery, and it has very l…

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