Thursday, August 20, 2015

Allocation Interlude: JavaScript Animation

Making technical illustrations in drawing programs is tedious and boring. We are programmers, we should be programming our illustrations. Luckily, with JavaScript and its canvas, we can. And we can make them move!

To try this out, and to brush up my rusty JavaScript so that I can hang with all the cool web kids, I made an illustration of the how the buddy allocator described in the last article works:

Note, I use ECMAScript 2015, so this code currently only works in recent versions of Chrome and Firefox. Sorry, but worrying about compatibility takes all the fun out of JavaScript.

1 comment:

  1. Worrying about compatibility takes all the fun out programming. ;)

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