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Handling JavaScript Dependencies with Gradle

In the Java world and with build tools like Maven or Gradle, you are used to declarative dependency management. Simply declare which libraries and versions you need, and let the build tool download and package these libs for you. The … Continue reading

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JavaScript Caching – Adopting Perfect Caching for JS Apps

The Problem JavaScript Single-Page-Applications tend to consist of a lot of JavaScript files. Several hundreds of JS files are no exception. When accessing these applications using a web browser, every single JavaScript file has to be fetched using a distinct … Continue reading

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TypeScript nun bei GitHub, Compiler soll schneller werden, ECMAScript 6 Features auf der Roadmap

TypeScript, das statisch typisierte Superset von JavaScript (Vorstellung auf blog.oio.de), zieht von CodePlex um zu GitHub. Dies hat Microsoft nun in einem Blogbeitrag bekanntgegeben. Damit folgt Microsoft der Forderung der Community. Man erhofft sich dadurch eine bessere Zusammenarbeit mit der … Continue reading

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Safer TypeScript – Improved Type Safety for TypeScript

Microsoft Research is working on a project called “Safer TypeScript”. It is an alternative type-checker and code generator for TypeScript – the statically typed superset of JavaScript – which offers improved type safety by combining static and dynamic type checks. … Continue reading

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ECMAScript 6 Delayed To Mid 2015

ECMAScript 6 – the standard for the next iteration of JavaScript – has been delayed to June 2015. Originally, it was scheduled for a release in 2013, then it was delayed to the end of 2014 and now it is … Continue reading

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Integrating PDF.js as PDF viewer in your web application

When writing business web applications you often need to show PDF files in your application. But this requires that the user has an installation of a PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Reader) and the browser plugin is activated. With PDF.js there … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 11 will support source maps based debugging

The developer tools of Chrome and Firefox (as well as Firebug) used to support source map base JavaScript debugging for several versions. With the new update for Internet Explorer 11, all major browsers support this feature. About source maps Source … Continue reading

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