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Jan 26
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JavaScript Function Methods: apply()

This is the second part of my three-parter on JavaScript function methods. Last time I talked about call(). This time I’ll talk about apply(). Invoking Functions with apply() apply(), like call(), is used to invoke a function. The difference is that call() takes a list of arguments, while apply() takes a single array (or array-like...
Jan 23
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RT @wiseacre: Pro tip: Mathematically balanced (e.g. aligning an object to another in code) is not the same as visually balanced. http://t.…
Jan 19
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JavaScript Function Methods: call()

In JavaScript, all functions are objects, which means they can have their own methods. In other words, your functions can have functions. JavaScript has 3 built-in function methods of particular interest: call(), apply(), and bind(). This article is the first of a three-parter covering them, starting with call(). Invoking Functions with call() The call() function...
Dec 31
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Looking Back at 2014

Yep, this is my retrospective post for 2014. But first, let’s revisit my thoughts on 2013: Fuck 2013. — Will Boyd (@lonekorean) January 1, 2014 Yeah, 2013 was a rough year. 2014 was better. Career Stuff I left Amazon to work for POP. Very different atmosphere. I went from working on a single project at...
Dec 30
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Spotted a rabbit outside. Stay warm, little guy.
Dec 13
CodePen

Align 4 Game

The classic game, played against an AI opponent. Applies the minimax algorithm to pick its moves. Coded as a multi-threaded app using a web worker. Web workers require code to be executed from separate JavaScript files. The code here is the UI thread. If you want to see the web worker code, check out Align 4 Game (Web Worker). Higher difficulty levels are computationally expensive, so the computer's turn may take a while, especially on mobile devices. Blog post: Align 4 Retrospective: Writing a Multi-Threaded Game in JavaScript