Yesterday was a big day for the Web: Chrome just shipped WebGPU without flags in the Beta for Version 113. Someone on Nomic’s GPT4All discord asked me to ELI5 what this means, so I’m going to cross-post it here—it’s more important than you’d think for both visualization and ML people. (thread)
I’ve been spending more time in the last year exploring modern web stacks, and have started evangelizing for SvelteKit, which is a new-ish entry into the often-mystifying world of web frameworks. As of today, I’ve migrated this, personal web site from Hugo, which I’ve been using the last couple years, to sveltekit. Let me know if you encounter any broken links, unexpected behavior, accessibility issues, etc. I figured here I’d give a brief explanation of why sveltekit, and how I did a Hugo-Svelte kit migration.
I’ve recently been getting pretty far into the weeds about what the future of data programming is going to look like. I use pandas and dplyr in python and R respectively. But I’m starting to see the shape of something that’s interesting coming down the pike. I’ve been working on a project that involves scatterplot visualizations at a massive scale–up to 1 billion points sent to the browser. In doing this, two things have become clear: