Sunday, July 25, 2010

Web Workers rise up!

Web Workers rise up!: "Picture this. You are the dear leader of the little-known land of ScravaJipt, reigning supreme over all you survey. You have a chief servant to look after you, buy your clothes, press the buttons on your mobile phone. But there are times when this gets too much for him. He gets overloaded with all those chores so you have to outsource certain tasks to specialists (one to press buttons, one to buy shirts, another to buy trousers). Luckily for him, there are plenty of workers you can rely on. Similarly, luckily for web developers there are digital specialists that can take over certain tasks when our JavaScript engine gets overloaded. Meet Web Workers, one of many technologies that, together with HTML5, are forming the next generation of the open web."