Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How Blink has affected WebGL?

One of the topics that was suggested when I recently took a poll on Twitter/G+ of potential blogging topics was what kind of impact the switch to Blink has had on Chrome's WebGL implementation. I thought this would be a great area to talk about, because it allows me to dig into the guts of how WebGL works a bit more than most of you are used to.
If you're not familiar with the situation already, Chrome recently switched rendering engines from WebKit to Blink, which is based off the WebKit source. The fact that we're so early in the life of Blink means that the two rendering engines haven't diverged too much yet, aside from dead-code cleanup on both ends, but even this early there are a few changes in how Chrome handles WebGL.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How Microsoft could possibly, just maybe, become WebGL's biggest supporter

Ready to jump head-first into wild speculation land? Come on, it'll be fun!

It occurred to me today that there's a slim possibility that in the near future Microsoft may actually become the biggest driver of WebGL adoption in the industry. Yes, that's right, "WebGL considered harmful" Microsoft. Sounds crazy (probably is crazy) but I feel the possibility is definitely non-zero. Why? Let's string together a series of massive assumptions, shall we?