Stealth Code

Bob Owen's secret projects... performed in public.

Stealth Code

Bob Owen's secret projects... performed in public.


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Understanding Famo.us Transition Curves

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The Famo.us front-end framework is an amazing tool for creating performant web-standard user interfaces. In exchange for abstracting away the traditional DOM manipulations requires to create web user interfaces, you gain an incredibly performant system capable…

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Learning Web 3D Animation

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My friends, I have swallowed the red pill and now I'm tumbling down the rabbit hole. I used to think that I knew what I needed to create and display amazing graphics on the web. Only now learning about the power of WebGL, am I just starting to see how wrong I…

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The PhoneGap Developer Application

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As part of a hosted project for Famo.us, yesterday I got to meet with Lorin Beer and get introduced to the new hottness from Abode's work with PhoneGap / Cordova: The PhoneGap Developer app. If you're at all interested in using PhoneGap to create apps across a…

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Detecting how ordering changed in a backbone collection

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In a recent Backbone UI project I needed to detect changes to the order of a playing song queue. When the user changed the order and there was a new song at the top of the queue I wanted to automatically start playing that song. The songs were ordered in a son…

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Event Planning in JavaScript

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When you're starting out with JavaScript, or any programming language, so much about it can seem like magic. Early on in my exploratons, events in JavaScript appeared to fall squarely in that category. With events we were able to tell an object that we were in…