Simon Willison’s Weblog

Thursday, 5th November 2020

Learning from Mini Apps (via) WeChat, Baidu, Alipay and Douyin in China are all examples of “Super apps” that can host “Mini apps” written in HTML and JavaScript by other developers and installed via in-app search or through scanning a QR code. Mini apps are granted (permission-gated) access to further system APIs via a JavaScript bridge. It’s a fascinating developer ecosystem, explored in detail here by Thomas Steiner. # 5:21 pm

CSVs: The good, the bad, and the ugly (via) Useful, thoughtful summary of the pros and cons of the most common format for interchanging data. # 5:19 pm

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