Get involved with Elix
Jan and I have been very busy the past several months starting up the
Elix project, a library of high-quality web
components designed to support the
Gold Standard Checklist.
Together with developers from Comcast, Vaadin,
CommonTime, and Google,
we participate in the Elix Core Team with Component Kitchen serving as a host
organization for the project.
Our experience upgrading web components from Shadow DOM/Custom Elements v0 to v1
With Google now shipping both Shadow DOM v1 and Custom Elements v1 in Chrome,
and Apple shipping Shadow DOM v1 in Safari, we’ve been upgrading the
Basic Web Components
library from the original v0 specs to v1. Here’s what we learned, in case
you’re facing a similar upgrade of your own components, or just want to
understand some ramifications of the v1 changes.
Can Service Workers service background applications?
I had a thought experiment on how I might port an application I once
developed for native Android to a web app, even if it were to run solely
on Android devices. The application behaves like a mantle clock: every
fifteen or thirty minutes, it wakes up and plays a custom chime. My son
used to call it "Big Ben in Your Pocket."