The code we humans write cannot be read by computers – it must be translated into machine code. Compilers and interpreters do that, and the browser is an interpreter!
I just love, love, love this talk from Felienne given earlier this year. It affirms so much of my own thinking, and I would say is a “must watch” for anyone involved in programming.
This is the first in a potentially long series about browser mechanics, in my own words. Read on to learn about one of the first steps a browser takes: decoding bytes to Unicode code points.
I set my standards too high for blog posts. I know that they are too high because I don’t publish them. It’s too much pressure! (It’s got to stop, it’s got to stop)
And a cool thing: I was magically able to write blog posts again after publishing this one!