Anton Kovalyov

It began as a mistake.


The Bug that Blocked the Browser


Modern IE is a solid browser. Its standard compliance is on par with other major players and its developer tools are as good and sometimes even better than their counterparts in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. And yet, if you try to write a Medium story in IE, you will be greeted with a dialog asking you to use any other major browser instead. Why?


Talking about awesome js frameworks that are not bloated… how do you guys use closure lib? (source)

When I first came to Medium I had an almost allergic reaction to the Google Closure Library. It felt huge and bloated and very Java-like. Today, after a year of working with it on a daily basis, my opinion is different. The library still feels Java-like but I don’t agree anymore…


sometimes i think im in an indie movie

a poem


4:56 in the afternoon

sitting in the lobby

waiting

tick. tick

four chairs against the beige wall

stack of magazines on the coffee table

a plant

tick. tick


oh, right

it’s early evening
i’m sitting at my desk
spending hours i will never get back
staring at the screen
trying
to figure out what’s wrong

oh, right
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Ramblings about developer tools for the open web.

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oh, right

The Bug that Blocked the Browser


Modern IE is a solid browser. Its standard compliance is on par with other major players and its developer tools are as good and sometimes even better than their counterparts in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. And yet, if you try to write a Medium story in IE, you will be greeted with a dialog asking you to use any other major browser instead. Why?


nightmare

late again
i go from one room
to another
forever lost
and always in a hurry.


sick

at home
sick
the cat is here too
we are one
i sleep, he sleeps
i eat, he eats
i write code, he licks his butthole
it’s quite the same, really.


I was asked to introduce myself

Warning: I’m a bad writer. Please forgive me.


This is a slightly edited version of a post that was originally published to Hatch


C++ is Russian literature


From the interview with Jodi Picoult:

The one genre I absolutely cannot stand is Russian literature. You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies. One year my son went on a Russian lit kick and tried to get me to read some…

Explicit is better than implicit

This post was originally published on July 18, 2012 on my personal blog.

Earlier today I was reading Node: Up and Running. The book itself was pretty good — I enjoyed reading it — but one example illustrates something that has been bothering me lately.

Below is a piece of JavaScript code that creates a simple web site:


Changes

This post was originally published on August 22nd, 2012 on my personal blog.

In the next few weeks I will be moving on from Disqus to Mozilla where I join the Firefox Developer Tools team.

This is bittersweet, because while I’m extremely excited about my new job at Mozilla, I’m very sad to be leaving Disqus, a company that I love.