Thursday, December 8, 2011

Too many drafts

It's come to the point that I have more drafts than published posts in my account... and life isn't slowing down. I've started a new job, am expecting a new baby (my first), and there's still a lot I need to figure out. Writing doesn't come easy for me, but I thought to post something that gets the ball rolling. More to come!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Passing Second-Class Arguments

Before it's current incarnation, I was frustrated by my own, soon-to-be-renamed, Proxy object. [Mind you, I don't mean the upcoming E5 Proxy object.] As a function manager, Proxy offers the benefit of passing secondary execution information, to it's managed routines. (These "extra" arguments permit comprehensive forking.) As with many function managers, this well-intentioned practice wound up restricting the number of arguments allowed in managed routines, resulting in a polluted signature.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Proxy and the ES5 (Harmony) Proxy

I didn't know it then, but Proxy is a native object in ECMA-Script 5 (ES5), the next web programming language. What this means is that I must change the name of my Proxy object to something else - yet to be determined. Moreover, I'm sure there will be inquiries (from all two of you) about the differences and similarities between my Proxy object and "theirs".


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Clear options in a MULTI-SELECT field without loops

If I've published anything that qualifies as a "tweet", this post does. Though I have been busy, it has been a while and I sorely miss blogging. With the holidays all around us, small posts make for published posts.

Perhaps I've never had to auto-select OPTION elements in a multi-SELECT field, but I discovered a simple method for doing so, that was worth noting.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Learning to Open-Source via Proxy

The Internet is a relentless, fast-paced, consumer of content, and I'm a bit of a recluse. My engagements had been brief and trifling; irc chatting, a blog comment here, a forum post there. Then, as a test use of - a popular code-sharing service - I published Proxy. It was my debut in the open-source JavaScript world1, and I was determined to see it through to the end. However, in the reverse time-warp that is the Internet, I've learned that the end never comes...


Friday, August 20, 2010

The smallest boolean in JavaScript

One of my projects has a pretty large API, with lots of methods returning boolean values. At first, I returned 1's and 0's - which are not actual booleans, but are certainly good enough (for most applications). However, for a public API, I knew they would need to return true or false... After making the edits, my file size jumped. Which is how I found the smallest boolean in JavaScript.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Proxy - You've come a long way, baby.

I began this post three weeks ago and should have published it then. For it has been an exciting three weeks, for me. I'm proud to announce Proxy, my first opensource JavaScript project, is available on Alas, this post is only about the journey to that destination...