Deploying the MakeAPI to Heroku

For the past three weeks I've been working on a new tool for Mozilla Webmaker. It is called the Make API. As Webmaker grows and more tools and more people create awesome content, we need a way to help them (and ourselves) share and organize this data efficiently. The Make…

Popcorn Maker - Experimenting with Canvas

When you use Popcorn Maker, you get a suite of events that let you do some really fun things with video and audio on the web. We've got a plugin that lets you type in some text and place it wherever you desire. There's a plugin that lets you create…

Google Maps Update Function

Today I landed a patch I had been working on for roughly 3 months. Now, it's not like I worked on it every day, but it has taken a lot of work to get it done, and I think it really makes the experience of adding a Google Map to…

How to: Popcorn Maker - YouTube Upload Tool

Over the past 2 months, the Popcorn Maker team has been working really hard to develop new and exciting features for the app. Recently part of this work has involved trying out an experimental feature from YouTube that lets a user record a video from their webcam and upload it…

JS-Builder

Back in July of 2012 I created a Node.js app that made custom builds of Popcorn-js. This app was called the Popcorn Dynamic Build Tool, and was a great proof of concept. Since then I haven't had a chance to hack on it and improve it. There were several…

Popcorn Core Test Changes

On Friday of last week I found myself hacking on a peculiar bug that I stumbled upon in Popcorn.js. The particulars of that bug aren't very important, the only important thing to mention right now is that it was a bug only in Internet Explorer 9. For the better…