Ashley's blog

Wider technology issues from Ashley's perspective.

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This is the second blog in a series about the code in Construct that renders effects, called the effect compositor . In case you m... Read more
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One of the cool things you can do in Construct is add multiple effects to an object. For example you can add a Warp effect to dist... Read more
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Shortly after finishing the expression-to-JavaScript compiler , I realised a couple of the performance tricks we used there could... Read more
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It's annoying when web pages unexpectedly blare out audio, so I can understand why Chrome 66 changes when web pages can autoplay a... Read more
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We've long blogged about media codecs (the formats that audio and video are stored in) on the web. Two of our first five ever blog... Read more
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Recently we received a bug report of a mysterious collision issue that only happened at certain positions. It turned out to be a s... Read more
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When something goes wrong in technology, knowing who to blame is a surprisingly difficult problem. Despite having dealt with thous... Read more
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Web Workers allow a page to create multiple JavaScript contexts which run in parallel to each other. This is great for performanc... Read more
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It seems to be becoming a kind of tradition that at the end of the year I write up a brief summary of the developments in web tech... Read more
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I had heard that Construct 3 works on an Asus Tinker Board — a single-board computer like a Raspberry Pi, but with better ha... Read more
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