The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

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Whata€™s next for JavaScript? Its phenomenal rise from a simple client-side scripting tool to a versatile and flexible programming language exceeded everyonea€™s expectations. Now, hopes and expectations for JavaScripta€™s future are considerable. In this insightful report, Dr. Axel Rauschmayer explains how the combination of several technologies and opportunities in the past 15 years turned JavaScripta€™s fortunes. With that as a backdrop, he provides a detailed look at proposed new features and fixes in the next version,, and then presents his own JavaScript wish lista€”such as an integrated IDE. Understand the key role that XMLHttpRequest, JSON, jQuery, V8, Node.js, and other advances played Examine proposed fixes for through code examples Discover how JavaScript is becoming a better target for compilers Explore the technologies that will help JavaScript provide support for concurrency Learn how HTML5 is a compelling platform for JavaScript in web, mobile, and desktop applications Dr. Rauschmayer is a consultant and trainer for JavaScript, web technologies, and information management.return a.get(index) * squares.get(index); }); console.log(cubes); // [1, 8, 27] The current River Trail prototype is an extension for Firefox. ... Those apps will run on seven platforms: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch), Android, Blackberry, webOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, and Bada. ... project is that it supports desktop operating systems: It lets you install a web application as a native application on Windows, Mac OSanbsp;...

Title:The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript
Author:Axel Rauschmayer
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2012-07-19


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