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  • Oracle Proposes Deprecating Java's JavaScript Engine Nashorn

    Oracle announced via JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP) 355 that the Nashorn JavaScript Engine will be deprecated and eventually removed from all future Java Development Kits (JDKs). With the rapid pace at which ECMAScript language constructs have changed, Oracle found the Nashorn JavaScript Engine challenging to maintain.

  • Exploring ES6: Book Introduction and Author Interview

    Exploring ES6 by Axel Rauschmayer is an in-depth look at JavaScript’s latest features. This article includes a short interview with the author.

  • ECMAScript 2015 Has Been Approved

    The General Assembly of Ecma International has announced the approval of ECMA-262 6th edition, which is the Language Specification of ECMAScript 6 (ES6), also known as ECMAScript 2015.

  • 6to5 JavaScript Transpiler Gains Momentum

    The 6to5 JavaScript transpiler has made significant gains in its short 6 month lifespan, besting Google's Traceur transpiler in ECMAScript 6 compatibility. Developers can write ES6 code now and let 6to5 output valid ES5 for use in today's browsers. Recently 6to5 incorporated the team behind competitor esnext into the project.

  • Improved JavaScript development in Visual Studio 11

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

  • ECMAScript 5: What’s New in JavaScript Programming

    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.

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