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  1. Introducing SIMD.js

    SIMD stands for Single Instruction Multiple Data, and is the name for performing operations on multiple data elements together. For example, a SIMD add instruction can add multiple values, in parallel. SIMD is a very popular technique for accelerating computations in graphics, audio, codecs, physics Read more…

  2. SVG & colors in OpenType fonts

    Prolog Until recently having more than one color in a glyph of a vector font was technically not possible. Getting a polychrome letter required multiplying the content for every color. Like it happened with many other techniques before, it took some time for digital type Read more…

  3. The Visibility Monitor supported by Gaia

    With the booming ultra-low-price device demands, we have to more carefully calculate about each resource of the device, such as CPU, RAM, and Flash. Here I want to introduce the Visibility Monitor which has existed for a long time in Gaia. Origin The Visibility Monitor Read more…

  4. Passwordless authentication: Secure, simple, and fast to deploy

    Passwordless is an authentication middleware for Node.js that improves security for your users while being fast and easy to deploy. The last months were very exciting for everyone interested in web security and privacy: Fantastic articles, discussions, and talks but also plenty of incidents that Read more…

  5. Unity games in WebGL: Owlchemy Labs’ conversion of Aaaaa! to asm.js

    You may have seen the big news today, but for those who’ve been living in an Internet-less cave, starting today through October 28 you can check out the brand spankin’ new Humble Mozilla Bundle. The crew here at Owlchemy Labs were given the unique opportunity Read more…

  6. Blend4Web: the Open Source Solution for Online 3D

    Half year ago Blend4Web was first released publicly. In this article I’ll show what Blend4Web is, how it is evolved and and how it can be used for web development. What Is Blend4Web? In short, Blend4Web is an open source framework for creating 3D web Read more…

  7. The Missing SDK For Hybrid App Development

    Hybrid vs. native: The debate has gone on, and will go on, for ages. Each form of app development has its pros and cons, and an examination of the key differences between the two methods reveals that a flat correlation is like comparing apples to Read more…

  8. Matchstick Brings Firefox OS to Your HDTV: Be the First to get a Developer Stick

    The first HDMI streaming stick powered by Firefox OS has arrived. It’s called Matchstick and we’re looking for your help to create apps for this new device. Background Matchstick stems from a group of coders that spent way too much time mired in the guts Read more…

  9. Generational Garbage Collection in Firefox

    Generational garbage collection (GGC) has now been enabled in the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine in Firefox 32. GGC is a performance optimization only, and should have no observable effects on script behavior. So what is it? What does it do? GGC is a way for the Read more…

  10. Low price smartphones – memory management and optimization on Firefox OS

    We know how to generate memory a footprint to debug memory leaks and to prevent abusing memory resources. Now, we would like to introduce the memory management and optimizations under the limited memory resources on Firefox OS. How to get more memory on Firefox OS? Read more…