Archive for the ‘Google Chrome’ category

A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player to run slowly, in Google Chrome

February 7th, 2013


You may be getting this error when you try to go to a website or if you are testing a web app and have a UI that has several clicks and this pops up.  Well, this error was randomly popping up on me and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out what was causing it, I am still not sure if what I have done fixed my problem but so far it hasn’t come back and I have tested it pretty hard to make sure it doesn’t.  To fix this issue in chrome all I did was go to the settings by clicking on the top right corner and clicking on settings and then going to “Extensions” and looking down thru that list and either unchecking the box for “Enabled” or just clicking the trash can to delete it.  As I said, I haven’t had anymore problems out of it so far, so everything seems cool.

Little known webkit feature

November 15th, 2012

Have you ever come across some minified javascript and though, “Man, if I could only read that!!”  Well, fret no more, the webkit in chrome has a handy-dandy little tool that can take that ugly script and bust it out for you in neat, beautiful javascript that you can read and set breakpoints in, check out my first screenshot for what you are used to seeing:

In my second screenshot, I have drawn an arrow pointing to the prettify tool that will take that script and turn it into this:

StrangeLoop conference 2012

September 26th, 2012

This week was the strangeloop conference and I thought I would share some things I have learned from the conference.

I attended this conference last year and it was quite interesting, so I decided to attend again this year and I was not disappointed.  If you are a software developer and you love to learn new bleeding-edge tools in the open source world, mixed with computer science theory, this is the conference for you.  I will highlight some of the more interesting points that I took away from the conference.

Google has a TON of irons in the fire at the moment, they have become my company to follow.  You may be familar with the V8 engine they are working on, which is basically their way of speeding up the javascript engine, you can learn more about it here:  Its all open source so if you are feeling froggy, you can contribute to the project.  Lars Bak, one of the senior engineers with google announced their work on Dart, which is basically a replacement for the javascript engine, which is gaining lots of traction in the software world since it too is an open source project, you can find out more about that here:

Google also had a talk about their new Go programming language, which was a very interesting language indeed.  It spawned from the need within google to have a single language for all the engineers to use and that was very flexible and extensible for their internal needs, you can find out more about that here:

Google also spoke a lot about how they are trying to make the web faster with their ‘Lets Make the Web Faster’ movement.  There was a lot of talk about the SPDY protocol, which you can learn more about here:

Those are the big highlights I saw from Google, I will be posting in the weeks to come about some other things I think are cool in the new Chromium, or the Canary version of Chrome as I have it now and I am playing with it on my machine.

Thats all I feel like writing at the moment, I will update my blog in the days and weeks to come with more cool information.

Google Chrome caches “Like a Boss”

July 18th, 2012

If you do much web development at some point with google chrome you will notice that it is notorious for caching your web pages, which is very frustrating to a web developer when you want to see your changes.  I came across some settings that you can stick in the startup link that will set chrome to never use any cache.


are the parameters…

Simply close Chrome, right-click your Chrome shortcut, click Properties, and then in the field labeled “Target:”, make it look something like this:

“…chrome.exe” –disk-cache-dir=”CACHE_DIR” –disk-cache-size=N

Where ‘CACHE_DIR’ is the new cache location, and ‘N’ is the cache size limit, in bytes.

Here is what mine looks like:  C:\Users\eddie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe –disk-cache-dir=”C:\temp” –disk-cache-size=0