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Fantastic js1k Submissions 70

Posted by Soulskill
from the still-waiting-on-a-quake-3-implementation dept.
An anonymous reader writes "With just five days left in the current competition to write an app in only 1kb of JavaScript, the submissions are becoming increasingly impressive. Take for instance a beautiful 3D animation drawing on a 2D canvas. Or a mine cart animation. If you wait long enough you'll actually get to caves! Can you manage to write a demo that fits on the hall of fame before the deadline closes?"
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  • Hmm... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Type44Q (1233630) on Tuesday March 26, 2013 @09:26PM (#43287481)

    No luck with the demo #1451 (it errors out) but the "mine cart" is unbelievable. Never having "programmed" in javascript, I hadn't realized it was so versatile and powerful and certainly had no idea that 9,000 zeros and ones could go so far, even in such obviously skilled hands...

  • intersting (Score:5, Insightful)

    by prehistoricman5 (1539099) on Tuesday March 26, 2013 @10:07PM (#43287689)

    As has been said, the minecart is amazing.

    I was looking at some of the other ones, and I managed to break the ball drop one - once the ball goes beyond the bottom of the screen, it continues infinitely.

  • Re:Hmm... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by skitchen8 (1832190) on Tuesday March 26, 2013 @10:21PM (#43287765)
    I know yelling "slashvertisement" is cool, but is any JavaScript demo that runs good on Chrome an advertisement to you? It seems to me like it just means chrome renders these demos better than other browsers. To the best of my knowledge this is a competition that happens yearly and always gets some tech coverage because seeing what you can do in small amounts of code is pretty cool to people interested in code. It isn't exactly like Slashdot reaches out of your monitor and shoves articles into your eyeballs, you have to actually click on the links to see the content. What you actually seem to be complaining about is that you don't possess the mental capacity to not click on something you don't want to see.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 26, 2013 @10:32PM (#43287817)

    The fact that a lot of the work is being done by the javascript language itself makes this somewhat less impressive.

    You shut your whore mouth. Did you look at the demos mentioned in the summary? There's a fucking a mine cart ride. It goes up and down while accounting for acceleration due to gravity. Some of the overhead lights randomly flicker. There's goddamn caves. With stalactites.

    So go ahead and shrug it off if you're not interested. But I'll be fucked by a pineapple before I let you dismiss them as anything less than the accomplishments they are.

  • by narcc (412956) on Wednesday March 27, 2013 @12:19AM (#43288239) Journal

    Obviously not.

    No externals
    That means no linking, no including and so no using of any external resources. You are free to submit your 5 minute intro video or coffeescript interpreter in your submission though, as long as the server permits you to. And no, you may not use another submission in your submission. Your submissions should be able to be put in a single script tag (see the shim) and should work offline from the start.

    I challenge any basher to produce something even half as cool as the minecart demo following the official rules [js1k.com].

    Put up or shut up.

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