Java on the Desktop

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For some reason, the vast majority of developers has accepted the browser as the operation system for their applications. While there are some good reasons for this, I never really bought into it. HTML5 has eliminated most of the pain point of web applications, but I still insist that most customers don’t really want to […]

Browser Market Shares 07/2013: The Americas Are All Green Now

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Roughly three months passed since my last compilation of browser market shares. To my surprise Google Chrome managed to become the leading browser in the USA. If the trend is going to continue like this, the map will soon pretty boring. The Americas already shine in uniform green color. According to StatCounter Internet Explorer’s market […]

asm.js – A Reduced Instruction Set Makes Javascript Run Faster

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The day after I finished my article claiming Javascript to be the new assembler language I heard about the asm.js project. This project strongly supports my previous article’s theory. Even the project’s name alleges asm.js programs are sort of assembler programs. The goal of asm.js is to define a subset of Javascript that can be […]

Regional Distributions of Browser Market Shares

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Being a web developer, I investigate browser market shares every couple of years to learn about the target platforms I have to optimize my web applications for. The most exhaustive resource on the topic I found is Wikipedia’s article. It combines the data of five internet statistics providers. Frequently there are major differences between two […]