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ECMAScript 5, Caja and Retrofitting Security, with Mark S. Miller

Posted by Mark S. Miller on  Feb 25, 2011

Mark S. Miller talks about the security considerations of JavaScript and how they are dealt with in ECMAScript 5 and the Caja project. He also mentions issues that have to do with HTML5 and compares the security characteristics of other languages like Java and Scheme.

Dion Almaer on the State of HTML5 and Javascript

Posted by Dion Almaer on  Feb 04, 2011 2

Dion Almaer discusses Javascript and DOM performance, the state of WebGL and Canvas, HTML5 security, and the role of native code in HTML/Javascript applications in general and on WebOS.

Doug Crockford on HTML and Fixing the Web

Posted by Doug Crockford on  Dec 08, 2010 2

In this interview, Doug Crockford discusses his views on HTML5, which basically amount to a warning that the technology is not quite ready and poses potential risks is widely adopted too quickly. Crockford also talks about the evolution of JavaScript, which has become his favorite language, and of the ECMAScript 5 standard. In addition, Crockford calls for the eradication of IE6.

Yehuda Katz Discusses SproutCore

Posted by Yehuda Katz on  Nov 26, 2010

In this interview, Yehuda Katz, a recent arrival to Strobe Inc., discusses the SproutCore open-source JavaScript framework. Katz, of Ruby on Rails fame, joined the SproutCore effort in September. Katz talks about SproutCore 1.5, which is expected early in 2011 and will be the key mobile release of the SproutCore technology.

Dan Ingalls on the History of Smalltalk and the Lively Kernel

Posted by Dan Ingalls on  Jun 22, 2010 1

Dan Ingalls explains the ideas that went into Smalltalk, how it was developed at Xerox PARC, the ideas that went into Squeak, and his latest project the browser-based Lively Kernel.

Joe Walker on Bespin

Posted by Joe Walker on  Jun 21, 2010

Joe Walker explains the browser-based source editor Bespin: the architecture and implementation, the collaboration features, new ideas for command lines, Canvas vs DOM, speed, extensibility, and much more.

Dylan Schiemann on Mobile Web application Development with HTML 5 and JavaScript

Posted by Dylan Schiemann on  Apr 28, 2010

Dylan Schiemann talks about the challenges that Mobile Web Application developers face and how technologies like HTML 5 and JavaScript assist them. He also points out common pitfalls and ways to get around them.

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis on PhoneGap and Mobile Development

Posted by Brian LeRoux, Robert Ellis on  Sep 09, 2009

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis explain PhoneGap and how it bridges smartphone platforms with HTML5 and Javascript, while still allowing access to device features like the accelerometer.

Ric Smith on the Present and the Future of HTML 5

Posted by Ric Smith on  Aug 08, 2009 2

Ric Smith is an advocate of HTML 5, considering that browser vendors will incorporate more and more features of the emerging standard, driving its adoption. Ric details some of the features already implemented, Web Sockets, server events, focusing on the difference between plug-in solutions and HTML 5 ones.

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