Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of script.aculo.us, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like Retinafy.me.
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Go nuts at the JS1k JavaScript demo contest

August 7th, 2010

Peter van der Zee started the JS1K JavaScript demo contest for real coders! What can you code in just 1024 bytes of JavaScript? What can you do in a tweets’ length of JavaScript? Find out what others are up to and submit your own awesome tiny little JavaScript demos!

I’m a juror at this demo contest—please impress me by submitting really awesome demos!

Here are the rules:

  1. Create a fancy pancy Javascript demo
  2. Submissions may be up to 1k. (And not crash)
  3. Externals are strictly forbidden, unlike “some” contests. (Good luck minifying jQuery though!)
  4. Must work on current fx, sa, ch and o. (Let’s level the playing field)
  5. Minification and hacks allowed. (Go nuts)
  6. Bonus points if your submission fits in one tweet ;)
  7. Last day to submit is 10 September 2010

The winners will be announced at http://jsconf.eu/.

I’m not allowed to compete, but here’s a fun little tweet-friendly quine (put everything on one line):

alert((function(){return"alert(("+arguments.callee.toString()
.replace(/s/g,"")+")());";})());

Oh yeah, there are prizes to be had, among them free tickets to an upcoming HTML5 Mobile Pro Workshop andJavaScript Performance Rocks! ebooks and lots more!