Chrome Developer Tools

As a JavaScript developer I need tools that help me figure out what’s going on between my code and the browser. Thankfully, most major browsers today provide developer tools that do just that. With these tools you can see exactly how your code affects the browser. At runtime you can find errors in code you’ve […]

5 Ways to Comment Your JSON

Comments aren’t part of the official JSON specification. According to an old (2012) Google Plus post by Douglas Crockford, he removed them to preserve interoperability.  But that same post suggests you can still use comments  so long as you remove them through minification before parsing. There are a few other ways to handle JSON comments […]

A First Crack at HTML5/JavaScript Game Development

For a while now I’ve been wanting to start writing JavaScript/HTML5 based games for the web.  I’ve always been drawn to simple games like the old Asteroids and Galaga where you have a ship and a bunch of bad stuff trying to destroy you. They’re easy to learn, play and waste your time with and […]