2010.08.08

Canvas Method Chaining

This week I’ve done some stuff using the HTML5 canvas and one feature that I kind missed was method chaining, so I decided to implement it…

It isn’t something ground-breaking - other people done it before (Canto.js, MDC canvas, p01, …) - but I decided to implement it by myself since it’s something simple, the other solutions are way more complex than what I needed, source code isn’t that clean and/or overwrites native objects prototypes (possibly causing conflicts/issues), etc…

I’ve released the code as open source under the WTFPL and it is available on GitHub.

Check the project page on GitHub for more details.

I hope it is useful for someone.

PS: I’m not a big fan of method chaining since code tends to be become “more cryptic” but sometimes it makes sense to use, use it with moderation!


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