Solving Hard Problems is Hard: Third Party MakeAPI Publishing

A majority of my work on Webmaker has been dedicated to something we call the Make API. It is a service for storing meta data about things people create online and making that meta data publicly searchable. Ever since we first stood up the service back in June, it has…

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…

Moar PDF.js and Popcorn Maker

Last week I wrote about my addition of a PDF.js plugin to Popcorn Maker. I took some time today to hack on it some more and I figured it was worthwhile to outline what I have accomplished thus far. I had pretty much gotten the plugin into a working…

PDF.js & Popcorn Maker

In the weeks after MozFest, the Popcorn team has been focusing on fixing up as many crash bugs ( crash = app breaking script errors ) as we can. In the down time between bugs we were given some free time to work on experimental features. One feature that David Humphrey suggested we…

A brief update

Things have been pretty exciting at CDOT over the past several months. I have fell far behind in keeping my blog up to date. I'm going to take some time today to summarize the major events that have come to pass since my last post. I'll talk about my trip…

Popcorn.js v1.3

We've just released Popcorn.js 1.3! It's been over 4 months since 1.2 and we've resolved many tickets over that time period. One of the reasons it's taken so long is that much of the team and community has been focused on our development of Butter & Popcorn…