News Roundup: IE9 and SunSpider, 20 Things I Learned, New Design Patterns book
Microsoft accused of cheating the SunSpider benchmark
One of the things that makes this so suspicious is that making theoretically trivial changes to the test code results in the test taking around 20 times longer to complete. However, Ars Technica offers the fair explanation that we don’t necessarily know what Microsoft’s compiler is doing or how minor changes to the code are interpreted.
Google’s 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web
Just yesterday Google released “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web, a free ebook written in response to the 20 year anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for the World Wide Web.
Face detection jQuery plugin
Video: Socket.IO: WebSockets for everyone by Guillermo Rauch (jsConf EU)
Audio: The arguments Argument (A Minute With Brendan)
Installing Node.js on a Dreamhost Shared Server
Emulating Lossy RGBA Images with HTML5’s Canvas Element