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Video: Brendan Eich celebrates the rise of JavaScript compilers

In his Fluent Conference keynote, the JavaScript creator outlines where the language is headed and the role compilers have played in its growth


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WebRTC without the pain

Although still evolving, one of the hidden gems of the HTML5 specification is WebRTC. Here's the easy way to use it to stream voice, video, and data

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Eich: Expect more frequent JavaScript updates

The JavaScript founder wants to develop smaller specifications that can be implemented in browsers every year

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Npm founder foresees merger of Node.js and io.js

Isaac Schlueter also talks about io.js, Npm business model

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Cool tools for compiling to JavaScript

Little languages abound to bring your code to the Web with surprising ease and few compromises

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JavaScript will lead a massive shift in enterprise development

JavaScript and Node.js will change corporate technology like Java did, according to a Forrester report

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Language forks bring new power to programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions

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New compilers prepare devs for the next generation of JavaScript

Babel and xto6 help developers move to ECMAScript 6 code and prepare for ECMAScript 7 features

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JavaScript experts: Microsoft's new Spartan browser rocks

Nobody knows JavaScript like the folks at Famo.us, and the JavaScript engine and rendering pipeline in Windows 10's Spartan browser blew them away

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Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

WinJS JavaScript toolbox focuses on 'universal experiences' for Windows 10, while Visual Studio will get Enterprise, Professional, and Community editions

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Meteor JavaScript framework hits Windows

Windows support had been the most-requested feature for the framework, which now also works with MongoDB 3.0

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM

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Facebook: We don't hate the Web

But for the time being Facebook is sticking to native development for mobile apps and open-sourcing its React Native technology

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Google: Dart will not replace in-browser JavaScript

Though created as a replacement for JavaScript in the browser, Google's Dart will now be compiled rather than run in its own VM

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Dump JavaScript for faster Web loading? Let the debate begin

An ‘HTML6' proposal to speed Web page loads gets a skeptical reaction from an Angular.js co-author

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Instant feedback arrives for JavaScript code testing

Wallaby.js tool leverages parallel test execution and dependency analysis to provide for quick running of tests

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Scriptr: Write your Internet of things in JavaScript

The platform addresses challenges posed by IoT device processing and memory constraints

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Scala.js lets you compile Scala to JavaScript

The language now enjoys support for JavaScript as well as the Java Virtual Machine

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JavaScript goes native for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone apps

The NativeScript development tool uses JavaScript and Typescript to build native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

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