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In reply to: I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why. | Brad Frost

JavaScript is eating the world, and that has me just a bit worried. Designers and specialists of different stripes might not have the programming chops of a JavaScript engineer, but their perspectives are just as important to the success and health of a software product. I don’t like the idea of you must be this tall to ride” when it comes to participating in software projects. I think it’s important to consider approachability when building tools and choosing technologies.

Hi, my name is Eli and today Javascript devoured me whole 🦖

In reply to: spectre and the end of langsec -- wingolog

The basis of language security is starting from a programming language with a well-defined, easy-to-understand semantics. From there you can prove (formally or informally) interesting security properties about particular programs.

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But the Spectre and Meltdown attacks have seriously set back this endeavor. One manifestation of the Spectre vulnerability is that code running in a process can now read the entirety of its address space, bypassing invariants of the language in which it is written, even if it is written in a safe” language. This is currently being used by JavaScript programs to exfiltrate passwords from a browser’s password manager, or bitcoin wallets.

Javascript without closing semicolons makes me sad… ;(

A large part of my job boils down to fighting with Javascript carousel frameworks. Slick is the one I’ve had the best luck with so far. Anyone have any favorites or recommendations?

npm run start all day long

It is raining today, meaning today is a CSS and JS, kinda day. 🌧👾🔧