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TypeScript 0.9.5 released – one of the last steps before reaching 1.0

Microsoft has released version 0.9.5 of TypeScript, the statically typed superset of JavaScript. The new release fixes over 100 issues, including memory leaks, CPU usage, crashes and compiler correctness. For more details, see the official announcement. According the the TypeScript … Continue reading

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TypeScript 0.9 released with Generics and Enums

Microsoft has released version 0.9 of TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript. Some of the new features include: Generics The long requested language feature has finally arrived: Enums Enumerations have returned to TypeScript. Enums allow a typed way to work … Continue reading

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ECMAScript 6 – The future of JavaScript

After the current standard, ECMAScript 5, was primarily aimed at making it easier to develop bigger and more sophisticated software in ECMAScript (strict mode, getters and setters, property descriptor maps, …), the 6th version is shaping up follow the trails … Continue reading

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jQuery 2.0 released – drops support for old IEs (IE 6 – 8)

The jQuery team has released version 2.0 of the popular JavaScript library jQuery. There are no new features, but support for older Internet Explorer versions (IE6, IE7 and IE8) has been dropped, resulting in a smaller file size (reduced by … Continue reading

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ECMAScript 5 – the current JavaScript standard

ECMAScript is THE language of the web and yet many developers aren´t even aware of its existence. It is a standard (named ECMA-262) developed by Ecma International that serves as a standardized basis for the likes of JavaScript, JScript or … Continue reading

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The web starts to blink: Chrome drops WebKit as its rendering engine – announces Blink

Recently, concerns arised that WebKit could become the new IE6 (the majority of web developers optimized and tested only for compatibility with IE6 before the great browser wars). As it turns out, these concerns will not fullfill, as the world’s … Continue reading

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Eclipse Orion 2.0 released – browser based web IDE

Version 2.0 of the browser based IDE for web development Orion has been released. It offers a prototype of Projects with filtering and SFTP integration. There is now the ability to embed the editor and shell into other applications. The … Continue reading

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