More important than !important

Update (28/7/2017): Doesn’t work in Firefox as it cascades differently and this won’t work in browsers than don’t support Web Animations. Some clever attempts to break include background: linear-gradient(blue, blue) (that technically sets a generated image, not a color, but fixed it anyway in the Pen by animating background instead) and filter: hue-rotate(90deg) (I wouldn’t […]

API Simulator feat. Service Worker

API Simulator allows you to setup any number of static routes (URLs) on the host it runs on, allowing you to test a static JSON response. Might come in handy when building prototypes or sample apps: API Tester has been built in ~12 hours as part of an internal Service Worker hackathon, is nothing revolutionary and […]

Open source project ideas

Attention:  Unicorns are as real as advice in this article. As much as I hate to add an obvious disclaimer, I would hate it even more if actual juinors followed this! Now go and enjoy me breaking out of my usual serious role and have a little fun :) So you’re a junior web developer […]

Supercharging your Grunt workflow

Over the last few months, my previous team and I at Zynga has been working hard on a more granular, JS-based alternative to Jasy. Without further ado, meet the Instant Play plugin collection for Grunt: Grunt Dependency Resolver (npm, github) Grunt Cruncher (npm, github) Grunt Vendor Mutator (npm, github) In today’s post, I will talk […]

Tasty Mocha Sauce

This blog post is cross-posted on the Sauce Labs blog. Check it out for more awesome sauce! Mocha Sauce is a bleeding edge project that connects Mocha with Sauce Labs. It started as a fork of mocha-cloud (a project that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be maintained any longer), but now lives on its own and […]

Jasy, the ultimate web tool

This article was also posted on http://code.zynga.com. Head over to read more about our technical marvels! Never heard about Jasy? Worry not – you are not the only one. Jasy is a web tooling framework (read: fancy JS build system). If Grunt is a cherry, Jasy is a wonderful cherry tree. In fact, Jasy is […]

Painting the DOM to Canvas with Domvas

I’m happy to announce a new pet project of mine: Domvas. Domvas implements the missing piece that connects the DOM and Canvas. It gives to the ability to take arbitrary DOM content and paint it to a Canvas of your choice. That dialog that is a pain to layout in Canvas but needs to be […]

Getting productive with Sublime Text 2

I’ve been supercharging my development workflow in the last couple of days, and quite a few of you have asked me on Twitter to write a summary on my choices. Most of it centers around the excellent Sublime Text 2 text editor. Sublime is highly extensible through a Python-based plugin API, and by itself is […]