My daily readings 07/02/2010
Android SurfaceFlinger tricks for fun and profit
Hacker News for iPhone ($3) app is insanely great
Some discussion about a reader app. There are some ideas.
Hacker News | Planning for Failure – Greyhound Knows How to Fail
Ask HN: How to get the first 10 users?
Node.js Channel as a live Wargames map.
Will the real programmers please stand up?
Ajaxian » Firefox 4 with lots of speed improvements and inline SVG <span class="“> – Annotated
Probably the most impressive thing (next to the new Add-Ons Builder based on Bespin) was the upcoming Features of Firefox 4:
- HTML5 Video display
- Painting with Canvas
- Image manipulation with Canvas – pixel testing, face detection with opencivitas
- Green screen technologies in images and video by detecting pixel colours.
- HTML5 embedded inside SVG (yes!)
- SVG as an IMG
- SVG as a CSS background
- SVG filter/mask/clip
- SVG animations
- Inline SVG inside HTML5
- CSS3 (selectors, @font-face, 2D Transforms, Transitions, Shadow, Gradients ,calculations – calc(2em-10px) )
- APIs: Geolocation, Offline (IndexDB, localStorage, AppCache, FileAPI – binary content of a file input, file drag and drop, web workers, websockets)
- Websockets controller running the presentation from the mobile.
As to upcoming features to the core of Firefox, we heard about:
- Lazy Frame Construction
- Reducing I/O from the main thread
- Improved startup Time
- Hardware accelleration
- GPU text/graphics/video rendering
- Using GPU for text rendering
- HTML5 parser running own thread
- slicker interface
- no more modal dialogs
- no startup interuptions
- updates in the background
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