art with code

2010-05-28

Loading .tar.gz with JavaScript

With the power of copy-pasting code from the INTERNET, I have now created a JavaScript library that streams gzip files and specifically .tar.gz files.

DEFLATE and CRC32 implementations found with Google and tweaked and bolted onto the tar parser. The performance is something between 1-5 MB/s on Chrome, third of that on Minefield.

In action: Demo page
Just the library: gzip.js
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Built art installations, web sites, graphics libraries, web browsers, mobile apps, desktop apps, media player themes, many nutty prototypes, much bad code, much bad art.

Have freelanced for Verizon, Google, Mozilla, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Valve Software, TDK Electronics.

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