Requiem for a Rendering Engine


Having laid out these feats of strength, it is time to remind everyone of the most shocking fact about iCab: all of this was done by one person, Alexander Clauss.

In spite of all the obstacles the modern web threw at browser developers, the fact that one man could single-handedly write an entire rendering engine that “kept up with the Joneses” and ran natively on Mac OS 8.5 - Mac OS X 10.5 inclusive is nothing short of miraculous.

(Via Michael Tsai.)

Monday, 14 January 2008