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  • The rise and rise of JavaScript

    There is no end in sight to the rise of JavaScript according to the latest edition of ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar. The January 2014 edition notes that “the ecosystem around JavaScript as a serious application platform continues to evolve”.

  • JavaScript's popularity rankings vary widely

    Indexes of programming languages say one thing, but GitHub's rankings tells a different story about JavaScript's popularity

  • Instagram drives triple j Road Trip Relay website

    When triple j listeners took photos and sent them to the Road Trip Relay website during summer 2012-13, photo sharing app Instagram made uploading easy for even the most amateur photographers.

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    Yahoo accounts hijacked via email-based attack: Bitdefender

    A new email-based attack has been hijacking Yahoo accounts, security software company Bitdefender Labs has reported.

  • Hadoop on Windows Azure: Hive vs. JavaScript for processing big data

    For some time Microsoft didn't offer a solution for processing big data in cloud environments. SQL Server is good for storage, but its ability to analyze terabytes of data is limited. Hadoop, which was designed for this purpose, is written in Java and was not available to .Net developers. So, Microsoft launched the Hadoop on Windows Azure service to make it possible to distribute the load and speed up big data computations.

Features about javascript
  • Brendan Eich tells how to prevent JavaScript memory leaks

    The JavaScript founder details where developers can go wrong and the straightforward methods to stay on track

  • CoffeeScript brewing as variation on JavaScript

    CoffeeScript, billed by its creator as "unfancy JavaScript," is in development as a language that compiles into JavaScript but offers a different sense of style.

  • Developers rest easier with JavaScript reversal

    The programmers in the trenches of Web development can breathe a bit easier now that a major committee planning the future of the JavaScript standard has decided to focus on small, incremental changes that will improve the performance in Web browsers. Some members of the ECMA International standards committee still have bigger dreams to enhance the language, known more formally as ECMAScript, to tackle more complicated projects, but these plans receded as the group focused on clearer and more present needs.