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News about javascript
  • Mozilla tackles parallel JavaScript

    Mozilla is pursuing parallelism for JavaScript in an attempt to fully leverage available hardware capabilities.

  • Microsoft enlists Mozilla to speed up JavaScript in Windows 10

    Microsoft is looking to improve Web performance in Windows 10 by bringing in Mozilla's asm.js JavaScript subset, for inclusion in Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine.

  • New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

    A wide variety of technologies has piggybacked JavaScript, including Famo.us, AngularJS, Meteor, and Node.js. A new entrant, Aurelia, offers another angle as a modular framework enabling customization and accommodating the latest ECMAScript technologies.

  • Developers get real numbers on JavaScript library usage

    Open source developers interested in gauging usage of JavaScript libraries across the Web now can find out via Libscore, an online service being launched this week.

  • QuaggaJS offers JavaScript-based barcode scanning

    JavaScript, more commonly known for its dominance in client-side Web application development, is being extended to the realm of barcode scanners. With QuaggaJS, a developer in Austria is developing a barcode scanner written in JavaScript and supporting real-time localization as well as decoding of barcodes like EAN and Code128.

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.