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Last Week in WebKit: Programmers programming programs

July 9th, 2013

Hello from WebKit land! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged here, but now I’m back! Let’s try a new format for the blog this week. Something terse but stylish. Perhaps something like… Simon Fraser avoided a whole bunch of work. 152212 – Avoid doing work in RenderBox::outlineBoundsForRepaint() when the repaintContainer is this 152213 – Avoid calling isSimpleContainerCompositingLayer()…

jQuery Heads to Austin

July 3rd, 2013

This year, we’re happy to be able to resume our tradition of throwing two jQuery Conferences and announce that we’re headed for the first time to Austin, Texas! jQuery Austin is set for Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday, September 11 at the Austin Convention Center, and we’re planning to host a discussion of the latest…

jQuery 1.10.2 and 2.0.3 Released

July 3rd, 2013

It’s nearly Independence Day here in the USA, so we’re delivering something fresh off the grill: jQuery 1.10.2 and 2.0.3. These releases fix a few pesky bugs that have been reported over the past month, but the list is refreshingly small. Since some of the bugs spanned both the 1.x and 2.x branches we’re releasing…

Last two weeks in WebKit: better events and new APIs

July 1st, 2013

A lot happened in two weeks. So much that I had to skip the performance improvements and bug fixes to keep the length of this post reasonable… Let’s get to it: Chris Fleizach started building the infrastructure to support IndieUI events. IndieUI is a new specification providing abstractions for actions resulting from user input. For…

Antoine Quint is now a WebKit reviewer!

June 26th, 2013

I’m pleased to announce that Antoine Quint is now a WebKit reviewer for Web Inspector. Antoine started working on WebKit in October 2012.  Since then he’s fixed a number of bugs, but his most prolific work has been in adding features, fixing bugs, and generally adding more “awesome” to Web Inspector.  He recently gave two…

Open Badges Launches Massive Citywide Summer Learning Campaign

June 24th, 2013

Open Badges is a big idea that’s come a long way in a very short time. It was less than a year and a half ago that Mozilla and MacArthur Foundation launched the first version of an open source system for issuing and sharing badges as a way to recognize, standardize and reward both traditional…

Last week in WebKit: making waves

June 17th, 2013

WebKit has been quieter than usual since Andreas posted last week. This may have had something to do with all the Apple engineers being at WWDC . Although there were not as many commits as usual, some big things happened and many great new features are now public. A better Inspector In case you missed…

Live From Portland, It’s jQuery!

June 10th, 2013

Later this week, jQuery Conference is returning stateside for the first time in 2013, and we’re excited to announce another first: inspired by the mighty Willamette River running through Portland, we’re bringing you our first-ever live stream! No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be able to take in both days of #jqcon…

jQuery 1.10.1 and 2.0.2 released

May 30th, 2013

A new release already? It’s only been a week! Yes, because you deserve it. We’re greatly encouraged by all the people who upgraded and found our well-hidden “we completely hosed relative animations” easter egg. This release restores += animations and friends to their former glory, plus it fixes a few smaller bugs that were reported….

jQuery 1.10.0 and 2.0.1 Released

May 24th, 2013

It’s a wonderful day for a software release. Such a wonderful day, we’re doing two software releases! Today it’s jQuery 1.10.0 and jQuery 2.0.1 making their debut — five years to the day after jQuery 1.2.6 was released. A simultaneous release isn’t always easy, but it can be very satisfying. The team is certainly satisfied…