Janus, The Two-Faced God

Stas Lisetsky  — 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Ok. First of all, there is more than one way to pronounce Janus, and I want you to specifically choose the latin version [ˈjaː.nus] when reading this post. This is how it's intented.
Just fyi.

When dealing with 2 different concepts, that are essentially just 2 ways of looking at the same thing - the image of the two-faced god Janus pops into my mind.
At my old job I wrote a thing that was visually comparing 2 sets of georgaphical data, and of course I called it Janus. It's just so nice to have an actual name ...
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The heart of Cascade it it's layout engine - the second most complicated thing in the app. (Scale tool has first place so far.)
I'd never written a UI engine before, but I decided not to read anything on the topic and just go in blind, relying on intuition only. The plan was to get the 'feel' for how things work and only then start the reaserch.
And after more than one year I'm still not there. We've build a quick prototype in about 3 months, and after that there hasn't really been much UI work ...
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Struggles, development and Bruce Lee

Stas Lisetsky  — 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hey hey everyone! I'm not dead. Unfortunatelly had to take some contract jobs to support the development of this thing so progress has been very slow. But now I'm starting to feel like I'm back.

We (me and our designer, Vova) had some first public showing of Cascade. We visited a local Google-sponsored trade show just to see what's going on with the dev community here. It was really fun to explain that "no, this is not a cloud/js/subsription-model-payment project".

Anyways. You all (and me too) are waiting for updates on actual development.
Most ...
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