Extend the Web Forward

If we want to move the web forward, we must increase our ability as web developers to extend it with new features.

For years, we’ve grabbed the browsers extension points with two hands, not waiting for the browser vendors to gift us with new features. We built selector engines, a

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August Tokaido Update

It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog, and I figured I’d catch everyone up on the work I’ve been doing on Tokaido.

Components

Tokaido itself is made up of a number of components, which I am working on in parallel:

  • Ruby binary build, statically compiled
  • A
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Tokaido: My Hopes and Dreams

A few weeks ago, I started a kickstarter project to fund work on a project to make a long-term, sustainable binary build of Ruby. The outpouring of support was great, and I have far exceeded my original funding goal. First, I’d like to thank everyone in the community who contributed

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JavaScript Needs Blocks

While reading Hacker News posts about JavaScript, I often come across the misconception that Ruby’s blocks are essentially equivalent to JavaScript’s “first class functions”. Because the ability to pass functions around, especially when you can create them anonymously, is extremely powerful, the fact that both JavaScript and Ruby have a

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