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Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Once freedom reigned in the form of Web apps that worked across every platform. Mobile apps have taken a big step back with platform lock-in -- but there's hope

Atom at 1.0: GitHub's Node-based editor is just getting started

Atom 1.0 is not just a code editor with cutting-edge add-ons, but a platform upon which other editors and IDEs can -- and are -- to be built.

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MEAN vs. LAMP for the future of programming

LAMP diehards take note: The flexible simplicity of MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js is no joke

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Google throws Dart language over to GitHub

The move could be Google's way of attracting more external committers to the JavaScript rival.

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AngularJS 1.4 is built for speed, animations

The JavaScript framework's upgrade also fixes bugs and makes JQuery accommodations

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Reunited: io.js rejoins with Node.js

The dueling server-side JavaScript platforms have reconciled after a contentious fork.

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Review: 10 JavaScript editors compared

JavaScript editors Sublime Text, TextMate, and Brackets lead the pack for capabilities and speed

JavaScript objects from a Java developer's perspective

Get tips for instantiating JavaScript's prototype-based objects two ways: via constructor functions or object initialization.

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17 JavaScript tools breathing new life into old code

A JavaScript cross-compiler, translator, or emulator could be the thing you need to to modernize your old code base, whether it's written in Lisp, Pascal, Cobol, or Basic.

New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

PayPal and Intuit throw support behind EnterpriseJS Coalition, which will host events and produce content about JavaScript in business environments.

JavaScript will lead a massive shift in enterprise development

JavaScript and Node.js will change corporate technology like Java did, according to a Forrester report.

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Language forks bring new power to programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions.

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Google Dart upgrade hones in on asynchronous programming

The Dart language gets a number of improvements right as Google lowers its ambitions for Dart VM.

Scala.js lets you compile Scala to JavaScript

Scala creator Martin Odersky cites performance, type safety, and interoperability with JavaScript libraries as high points of using Scala.js.

Java update spotlights JavaScript, memory usage

Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 from Oracle addresses memory management, native packaging, JavaScript compatibility, and usability.

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Is AngularJS ready for the enterprise?

AngularJS's habit of breaking backward compatibility as it rushes to the future could be a deal breaker for enterprises accustomed to 10-year support guarantees. Or not.

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mindshare

Java vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here’s how the enterprise stalwart and onetime script-kiddie toy stack up in a battle for the server room.

Eich: JavaScript will deliver on Java's broken promise

JavaScript's creator believes the scripting language can beat Java at its own 'virtual machine embedded everywhere' game.

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