More Gears

It has been pretty hard not being able to tell people what I work on. Most of the time that I didn’t say “no comment” I said I was working on the Firefox team here at Google and sometimes I said Gmail. None of these are true as you now know. What I’ve been working ...

Google Gears Blog

Our blog is now live. I hope it gets a few more updates than this one http://gearsblog.blogspot.com/

Google Gears

It is out! This is what I’ve been working on at Google for quite some time. I’m very excited to be part of this. http://gears.google.com More later…

New Explorer Canvas Release

We finally got our act together and squashed some long standing bugs. This is the first bug fix release since we initially release ExCanvas over a year ago. Support for sub pixel rendering Crop content if painting outside the canvas initElement now returns a reference to the fixed element Fixes to arc Printing support Implement ...

IE Background Cache Fix

A while back a lot of people where covering how to work around the bug that IE always reloads background images from the server, leading to your UI flickering. Dean wrote one and lots of others wrote the same thing. Today, I saw this simple workaround (from a fellow Googler who worked at Microsoft before): ...

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Falling Down Office Space

Tamarin

I guess you all heard that MacromediaAdobe donated their JIT compiler version of JavaScript to Mozilla. Tamarin is the JIT for Action Script 3 (AS3) which is a version of ECMAScript 3rd Edition. Using a JIT should improvement of JavaScript by at least 10x. This is of course very good news. However a lot of ...

The new Reader is so Good

I guess most of you tried out Google Reader when it launched about a year ago and I don’t think a lot people tried it twice. I’ve been using it for the last year (no more Sage for me) but it had some serious drawbacks. The new Google Reader on the other hand is just ...

coComment

When coComment first came out I was totally excited. The goal of coComment is to keep track of all the worlds web comments. Basically this allows me to see when someone replies to a comment to a blog without me going back to look at that page. This is something I have wanted a long ...

Associative Arrays Must Die

Andrew Dupont wrote an excellent post explaining why using Array for maps/hashes/asssociative arrays are considered harmful. If you use Arrays for hashes in JavaScript you should be ashamed of yourself