New Blog

Thursday, July 3, 2014

If you’re reading this you might have noticed that I have a shiny new blog! I had been pretty disappointed in Blogger practically since I started using it. But it was free, I was a poor college student, etc. I finally managed to get myself a domain name and …

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Google Summer of Code 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I’m again mentoring for Google Summer of Code 2014, this year my student is Saurabh Anand (sawrubh), who has been working on a few related things:

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Extending JavaScript Maps (or other built-in objects)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Finally another technical post, this one is about my adventures in attempting to extend the built-in Map object in JavaScript to extend the functionality. As background, there are two reasons we’d want this:

  1. In the chat backend we currently use JavaScript objects ({}) as hashes/maps to keep track of …

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Community and Volunteers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It was suggested that I cross-post this from mozilla.dev.planning onto my blog. This is in reply to a thread entitled “Proposal: Move Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to mozilla-central” about (essentially) merging comm-central back into mozilla-central. There have been many technical concerns raised in the thread (that I’m not …

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GSoc Lessons: Part Deux: The Arms Race

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This post title might be a little excessive, but I’ll blame The Sum of All Fears that I was watching last night. This is the second part of a set of posts about ideas I heard at the Google Summer of Code 2013 Mentor Summit (you can read the …

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