The canvas element has been around for a while now on webkit and has made it into HTML5. I have never had the chance to use it, so I thought I would give it a go by implementing that ‘ol favourite, Conway’s Game of Life.

I wrote my first implementation of it years ago on my C=64 in BASIC using peek and poke directly to the screen memory…ahhh…memories…

So here is a pretty basic version written in Javascript for the canvas element. What I love about life is how simple the algorithm is, but how hypnotizing the effect can be!

Writting this again made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside with my memories harkening back to a more innocent time when I coded for fun and not for profit!

The source can be found inside my Playground GitHub repository.

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