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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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Survey: Developers turning to less-troublesome JavaScript variants

CoffeeScript's climb in language index means developers want more choices beyond JavaScript

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Free books! 19 no-cost programming guides

From learning a new language to studying classic concepts, these books span the gamut of topics, and won't cost you a dime

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JavaScript unites Microsoft and Google

The rival vendors are partnering to build AngularJS 2.0 on Microsoft's TypeScript language

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Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability

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Mozilla rolls out dev-only 64-bit Firefox for Windows

Long-delayed, fully 64-bit Windows version of Firefox emerges via Mozilla's special Developer Edition channel

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Mozilla tackles parallel JavaScript

Mozilla is experimenting with its SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine to maximize hardware power

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Is AngularJS ready for the enterprise?

AngularJS has a habit of stranding its users in backward incompatibilities, but its Google pedigree and wild popularity may well give it staying power

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Reconciliation between Node.js and io.js could be near

A proposal from io.js advocate Mikeal Rogers suggests a path to reunify the code and governance

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Node.js fork JXcore goes open source, aims for mobile developers

The JXcore variant of Node.js bristles with intriguing features and aims to move Node into the mobile world

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Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

Node.js needs the stability of a foundation to shepherd it. But is the one Joyent and others propose the right answer?

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Microsoft enlists Mozilla to speed up JavaScript in Windows 10

Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine is getting a performance boost courtesy of Mozilla's asm.js

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