Video of my 512 byte Javascript demo

October 24th, 2007

Here’s a video of my 512b javascript demo, Colorful Tentacle. It’s a web browser demo that I wrote in 512 bytes. It’s coded in Javascript, not Java. Here’s a video of it. To add to the mix, it’s not shown on a desktop browser, but on the Nintendo DS version of Opera.

Prod page on pouët: link me beautiful. Or you can click here to view it in your own browser right now.

6 Responses to “Video of my 512 byte Javascript demo”

  1. gijs says:

    i like this.

  2. nitro2k01 says:

    It warms to see that some people actually reads my blog ;)
    (Not just people who happen to stumble upon it in a search engine)

  3. ale/pepino says:

    People reading your blog aren’t the only ones reading your blog. I am, too.

    And that’s a very nice, sleek and elegant demo.

  4. samliew says:

    it’s cool. viewing the source, I wonder how you managed to do it…

  5. nitro2k01 says:

    It’s all about doing one thing at a time. First do a prototype, then start to shrink it a bit, look for things that can be optimized, replace funciton names with shorthands (like s for Math.sine) and in the end removing all whitespace.
    I did of course not write all of that code in one go from the top of my head. :)

    What’s even more sick is that one guy (p01) managed to size-optimize it further from the obfuscated state I released it in. I can add that guy is a Javascript programmer for Opera, and has made a Doom-like javascript game - in 4 kilobytes. Yes, in 3D. Yes, somewhat playable.

    Welcome to the demoscene.

  6. samliew says:

    wow, it’s amazing how people can use javascript to do all sorts of things. it makes my own scripts look too easy.

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