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ECMAScript 6 Modules Go Beyond CommonJS and AMD

by James Chesters on  Sep 16, 2014

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer has announced the finalised details of the ECMAScript 6 (ES6) module syntax. Rauschmayer says that the goal for ES6 modules has been to create a format that users of CommonJS and of AMD are both happy with, and that being built into the language allows ES6 modules to go beyond CommonJS and AMD.

Ecma Standardizes Dart

by Abel Avram on  Jul 04, 2014

Ecma International has standardized the first edition of Dart, ECMA-408.

Koa Web Framework 0.2.0 Release

by Burke Holland on  Jan 20, 2014

The NodeJS based Koa web application framework has released version 0.2.0. Koa is the successor of the popular Express MVC platform, but relies heavily on newer ES6 constructs. This release is marked as an important one in that that it reaffirms the team’s design choices from the initial 0.1.0 release, solidifying Koa's API for future releases and production use.

Dart 1.1 Pushes Performance Even Further

by Abel Avram on  Jan 17, 2014

The recently released Dart 1.1 comes with better performance for the dart2js compiler and improves support for the server-side development. The language itself is pretty much on hold.

ECMAScript 6 Modules: What Are They and How to Use Them Today

by Zef Hemel on  Aug 01, 2013

One of the essentials features any platform needs to support code bases beyond a few source files are modules. Until now, JavaScript has not supported modules natively. However, as of the next version of JavaScript (officially named ECMAScript 6) modules will finally be added as first-class citizen to the language.

Improved JavaScript development in Visual Studio 11

by David Cooksey on  Mar 08, 2012 9

Microsoft intends to make JavaScript development easier in Visual Studio 11 by significantly enhancing Intellisense, debugging support, editor functionality, and more.

Preview the Next JavaScript in Google Chrome

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 13, 2012 1

Google Chrome and V8 now support some of the features planned for the next version of JavaScript, known as ECMAScript 3.1 “Harmony”. To try out these features you can use dev channel release of Chrome with the “Experimental JavaScript features” flag turned on.

ECMAScript 5: What’s New in JavaScript Programming

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 14, 2011 1

ECMAScript 5 was standardized in late 2009 but only recently has it has started showing up in browsers. It supersedes the 3rd edition, which was ratified in 1999. ECMAScript 5 is actually two languages, ES5/Default and ES5/Strict. Future versions are going to be built on top of ES5/Strict and it is recommended that the default version be avoided.

ECMA Common Language Infrastructure 5th Edition

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 20, 2010

The ECMA working group in charge of the Common Language Infrastructure standard has produced released a working draft of the 5th edition. The CLI represents the subset of Microsoft’s .NET platform that has been placed in the care of Ecma International. Originally known as the European Computer Manufacturers Association, Ecma International both competes with and complements ISO.

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