Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Not only was I lucky enough to mentor a great student for this year’s Google Summer of Code, but Mozilla asked me to represent them at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit! This was located at Google’s offices in Mountain View, California this past weekend (Friday, Oct …

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Yahoo Protocol Google Summer of Code Round-up

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I have to apologize to my student, Quentin (aka qheaden on IRC), for taking so long to write this…but anyway: Google Summer of Code 2013 is over! Quentin has done a great job working at implementing the Yahoo Protocol for Instantbird (and Thunderbird) in JavaScript (henceforth called “JS-Yahoo …

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Mentoring Google Summer of Code 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

I’m officially a mentor this year for 2013’s Google Summer of Code. I’m a bit late on posting this, but oh well! My student this year is Quentin Headen who is working on a Yahoo! Messenger protocol for the Instantbird chat/ backend (so it’ll also be …

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Instantbird 1.4 Released!

Monday, May 20, 2013

After a bunch of l10n build problems, we’ve finally released Instantbird 1.4, which includes updates to libpurple 2.10.7 and Mozilla 20. In particular this includes:

  • Updated Twitter code that uses v1.1 of their API (v1.0 will be disabled on June 11th, 2013).
  • Better character …
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JavaScript typed arrays pain

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If you’ve ever tried to deal with binary data in JavaScript you know it isn’t much fun and you usually resort to using strings lots of charCodeAt and related functions. Typed arrays are supposed to solve this though! The typed array API consists of creating a buffer of …

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