This past April, some of the most creative web developers out there showed us what they could do with Web Workers in the April Dev Derby contest. After looking through the entries, our expert judges–James Padolsey, Janet Swisher, Maire Reavy, and Randell Jesup–decided on three winners and two runners-up.
Not a contestant? There are other reasons to be excited. Most importantly, all of these demos are completely open-source, making them wonderful lessons in the exciting things you can do with Web Workers today.
- First place: Zen photon garden by newcomer scanlime
- Second place: Hot-cold Typing ! by newcomer Arun Kumar
- Third place: Photo editor by the always impressive Ondřej Žára
- Fractal Explorer by newcomer calvin
- Professor Sudoku by newcomer tleunen
April was the month of the newcomer. If you have ever doubted your ability to make a difference on the web, just look at these results and think again. As always, it was difficult to name just a few winners, so please join me in congratulating all of our competitors for making the web a more exciting and a more responsive place.
Want to get a head start on an upcoming Derby? We are now accepting demos related to WebGL (June) and the File API (July). Head over to the Dev Derby to get started.
- How to Spread The Word About Your Code
- BrowserQuest – a massively multiplayer HTML5 (WebSocket + Canvas) game experiment
About John Karahalis
John Karahalis is a software developer, a project manager, and a user experience enthusiast. He helps with web development on mozilla.org and project management on the Mozilla Developer Network, and he formerly led the Dev Derby contest.