Ben Firshman ported a Super Nintendo emulator to javascript. JSNES has a few games (ROMS) ported over too, included Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda 2. That’s pretty cool. Quite a few people grew up with the Super Nintendo. Some of us even looked into going to school to code for it. The code was a form of assembly. It wasn’t abstracted behind a layer of nice language. But I suspect that quite a few shops had kits to make development easier. Developers usually had to manipulate memory directly. They had to. They only had a few memory busses and 21MhZ to work with. No clean garbage collection for them. All of this can now run in a[…]