The inaugural Scott Logic pool competition took place last night, kicking off with 12 brave entrants comprising 6 developers, 5 new graduates and our intern Dean. It was a marathon session in a league format; a total of 66 games played across 4 tables in 3 hours.
OK, this is a little behind the times since I'm talking about jQuery 1.3.2 - but it may be useful to someone.
In this post I am going to look at the similarities between jQuery Deferred and Microsoft Reactive Extensions, and supply code which will convert between the two.
In this series of posts I showed a sweet way to use Web Workers to improve performance on browsers that support them, without impacting performance on browsers that don't, by using jQuery 1.5 Deferred objects to wrap a "generic" worker.
In the previous post we set up a Web Worker helper function that allowed us to create a worker file.
The .NET Task Parallel Library is a great advance in parallel programming for the .NET framework.
Back in the day, processors had a single core and clock speeds increased steadily every year.