In this series, I write all about browser mechanics, but the real emphasis is on finding the many, many overlaps between the domain of the web and computer science.
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!
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.