Debugging the ALPHA! While I have worked with D3.js in the past, the d3-force layout library was entirely new to me and it was very interesting to learn the concepts behind the physical simulations in order to understand the networks and hierarchies of the first and the third party trackers for Lightbeam. It did take... Continue Reading →
This is an initial attempt to improve the graph's performance for large number of nodes using web workers. This PR is a work in progress. The idea here is to off-load the heavy force layout computations to the web worker. This improves performance during page load. I am also experimenting on passing the logic to... Continue Reading →
This is the second episode of the BaseCS podcast. Encoding was on my reading list from a long time and I am very happy to check it off today. Resources Hacking with Unicode - Mathias Bynens The absolute minimum about Unicode - Joel Spolsky
If you are following the tech feed on Twitter, then you couldn't have missed the news of a new Podcast being released to teach Computer Science fundamentals. It is the BaseCS Podcast with Vaidehi Joshi & Saron Yitbarek. If you haven't listened yet, please do! Tech-cartoons is my new found hobby and this series of... Continue Reading →
Over the weekend, I attempted to learn about Observables and I tried to combine React & Observables. Considering my growing obsession to create zines, here is my attempt at tech-cartoons inspired by this great article from Julia Evans. The code can be found here.
Drum roll.....!!! We released Lightbeam yesterday and I am super proud of my Outreachy work. You can find Lightbeam at the Mozilla add-ons page. What is new? Below are the highlights of Lightbeam 2.0.1: Re-written from scratch to adapt to the browser web-extension API Asynchronous data capture and storage IndexedDB for data storage (data is... Continue Reading →
I don't know where to begin, but I promised Zainab Bawa I would write-up about my experience in speaking at tech conferences and into the open source world. Sorry for the late post. Here is the speaking journey! The 'first' proposal My first tech talk proposal submission was for JsFoo in 2015. The talk was... Continue Reading →
Here is a gif from my latest aframe experiments for Lightbeam. For Mozfest 2017, I had submitted the following proposal - 'Lightbeam, an immersive experience'. While the proposal is still being reviewed, I have been experimenting with Aframe and the above gif is an initial proof of concept 🙂 Here is the excerpt from the proposal:... Continue Reading →