Charles Harries

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You can do a lot with 1 kilobyte of JavaScript if you're a pro code golfer.

Code golfing is a game where programmers compete to write functionality in as few bytes as possible; it’s popular, especially among backend languages with lots of clever syntax, like Python, but I’ve never been particularly interested in it.

However, it’s difficult not to be at least a little bit impressed with JS1K (and its successor JS1024), an annual competition to see who can build the most impressive code in less than 1 KB of JavaScript.

It turns out that you can build some pretty robust stuff in less than 1 KB! Forget your modern JS frameworks—here’s a game where you dodge moons; here’s an ambient music sequencer!

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