The book contains a good introduction to Raphael. It goes on to cover quite a bit on SVG and paths as well. The fourth chapter, Transformation and Event Handling gave good insights to prepare you for animations in the next chapter. The book eventually leads you to create an social media visualization.
If you’re interested in learning more about Raphael, check out the book from Packt.
From: Roy Taylor [mailto:RTaylor@nvidia.com]
Sent: 10 April 2008 23:36
Subject: The best job in the world.
Guys I have the best job in the world. Official. I cant tell you how much fun we’re having here right now.
I don’t know how much this will mean to you all but for those that don’t know a war has just started that will likely be written about for years and which will affect everyone who owns a PC. Everyone.
Basically the CPU is dead. Yes, that processor you see advertised everywhere from Intel. Its run out of steam. The fact is that it no longer makes anything run faster. You don’t need a fast one anymore. This is why AMD is in trouble and its why Intel are panicking. They are panicking so much that they have started attacking us. This is because you do still [need] one chip to get faster and faster – the GPU. That GeForce chip. Yes honestly. No I am not making this up. You are my friends and so I am not selling you. This shit is just interesting as hell. Continue reading “Nvidia now claims CPU is dead”
NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun-Huang was quoted saying Intel’s integrated graphics offerings were “a joke,” and that even a tenfold increase in performance would put them behind NVIDIA’s current products. “We’re going to open a can of whoop ass,” he told analysts, whom quickly broke out into laughter.
NVIDIA CEO: “We’re Going to Open a Can of Whoop Ass”
Throughout the bulk of the conference call, Huang continued to lament Intel for poor graphics performance. He hints at another Intel slide deck that claims Intel GMA 3100 is Windows Vista Premium compatible — a claim which was debunked by Microsoft employees in a recent lawsuit.
Intel fired back minutes later, sending emails to analysts detailing NVIDIA’s poor track record when it comes to Vista crashes due to incomplete drivers. Almost on queue, Huang responded once again.
“NVIDIA has to support several new titles every week,” he said, alleging that Intel’s graphics just have to support the basic office packages. “You already have the right machine to run Excel. You bought it four years ago,” he said.