Ashley's blog

Wider technology issues from Ashley's perspective.

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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 performance... 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 hardware... Read more
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In a real web app like Construct 3 , Javascript performance (and DOM calls) are a solved problem. We've been developing a high-per... Read more
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We recently launched Construct 3 , an incredibly ambitious port of an entire game development IDE to the browser. This involved po... Read more
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Recently I read this critique of Slack's desktop app , which is built with Electron (basically a Chromium-based wrapper like NW.Js... Read more
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The HTC 10 with Nougat (Android 7.0) update appears to be specifically designed to cheat battery life benchmarks. Here's what I've... Read more
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I wrote summaries at the end of 2015 and 2014 , and I feel vaguely obliged to keep it up. So - 2016 was a tumultuous year for many... Read more
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WebGL brings native-grade rendering to the web which Construct 2 games have long taken advantage of, but it always had two minor a... Read more
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