In developing an HTML5 offline app, a cache manifest is required in order to tell the app which files to cache. If a file changes, the manifest file needs to be changed as well. If a file is added, it needs to be added to the manifest. During the development process this can be quite a PITA.
Enter the dynamic cache manifest. Not only does this handle all the file adds/deletes, but it also handles changed files as it generates an MD5 hash of all files which it stores in the manifest file. So if the hash changes, the manifest changes.
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I’ve been using Git quite a lot lately for managing my code. For those of you that don’t know, Git is a version control system, similar to SVN.
Historically, my only real experience with version control was Microsoft VSS (Visual SourceSafe). But that was back in my Windows days in a corporate environment working for the man. As an independent developer I’ve realized that I require something similar, even if it is only me that’s working on the project.
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Since I realize I’m going to use this term a lot, I figure I’ll define it for people that don’t know.
PITA = Pain In The Ass
That is all.
I’ve been thinking about this site for a long time. Thinking and thinking and thinking. I experiment, I try some stuff, I play around, but essentially I go nowhere. I think about how I can make a really cool HTML5/JS intro, about how the theme will eventually look, about the tutorials I will write and oh, the places I’ll go! But nothing really comes of it.
So yesterday while talking to my good friend and fellow developer he gave me a kick in the right direction.
Forget about design for now, just have content.
A sage piece of wisdom. So in the immediate future I will be focusing on content. Over time things will evolve. Some cool animations and other eye candy will appear. Graphics that don’t look like they were done by a 3-year old using MSPaint will slowly find their way here. But these things are low priority. If it’s content you want, it’s content you’ll get.
Welcome to my playground.