Controlling the Frame Rate with requestAnimationFrame

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Limiting the frame rate while using requestAnimationFrame can be a common want especially when coding Games where you want your animations and mechanics to not exceed a particular mark of frames per second. Let’s go through 2 ways of doing it.

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Moving/Scrolling/Sliding Background in HTML5 Canvas

Sometimes your game or canvas experiment might have one or more layers of animating backgrounds that are set in motion for the player’s movement or some other reason (like creating a parallax effect?). Just had to do something similar the other day. The problem is tricky but with a bit of thinking it seems like I came up with a proper solution!

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WebSocket Traffic Inspection in Chrome Developer Tools

Just like debugging any other thing, doing the same for websocket traffic can be really useful. Not sure if firebug does that, but inspecting your websocket traffic in chrome dev tools is definitely possible.

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