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Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

The meteoric rise of Node.js means greater scrutiny of tools and shortcomings in the years ahead.

Node.js gets a new master

A neutral third party, the Node.js Foundation, will take over jurisdiction of popular server-side JavaScript platform, though Joyent will remain heavily involved.

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Two years in the making, Node.js upgrade arrives

Version 0.12 of server-side JavaScript platform set to become available as reconciliation with io.js fork expected.

10 capabilities we want to see in HTML6

More control over video, pluggable languages, stronger microformats -- here’s where W3C should steer HTML next.

TypeScript: Industrial-strength JavaScript

Like it or not, JavaScript is the language of the Web, but it's tough to manage for enterprise-scale development. TypeScript offers an attractive alternative.

JavaScript, Java lead the way in RedMonk language rankings

RedMonk's Programming Language Rankings measure usage on GitHub and Stack Overflow, where JavaScript and Java continue to lead the pack.

Io.js beta release could lead to reconciliation with Node.js

As the Node fork ships in beta, leaders of both camps say they would like to merge the technologies back together.

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

For every coder crowing about the purity of Node.js, there's another who's happy with the deep code base and stability of PHP. Will the old codger beat back the server-side upstart? Or will JavaScript topple its old friend to achieve...

Try out JavaScript 6 features while you wait for the real thing

The 6to5 project, a transpiler that transforms ECMAScript 6 code into completely backward-compatible ECMAScript 5 code, works with existing build systems and environments like Node.js.

Tech conference leaders: What Node.js fork?

Intuit Node Day presenters were mum about the recent Node.js fork, while developers weighed its impact on Node-based projects and tools.

Q&A: Why io.js decided to fork Node.js

In an interview, io.js team member Mikeal Rogers discusses the motivation behind the action and what they hope to accomplish.

DukeScript: A safer way to 'write once, run anywhere'

Using DukeScript APIs, developers can write applications in Java and HTML5 and run them in any Android, iOS, desktop browser, or HTML5/CSS/JavaScript environment.

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9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now

These strong alternatives to the popular languages are gaining steam -- and one of them could be the perfect fit for your next project.

Next up for Node.js: Going mobile

A key developer wants to expand the horizons of the server-side JavaScript platform and bring it to all devices.

ECMAScript 6 returns JavaScript to original intent

ECMAScript committee member Jafar Husain talks about what to expect from the specification that defines JavaScript.

RoboVM beckons Java 8 programmers to iOS

RoboVM lets developers use lambdas and defaults, and it provides full access to the hardware and native iOS APIs.

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Learning a second programming language? Try these 5 sites

Want to switch between programming languages? These sites show developers how to bridge the gap between languages and frameworks.

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks for your application development toolbox in 2014

9 proposed Java 9 features devs will love

Start making room in your toolbox now, for these top features coming in Java 9

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DukeScript brings Java to HTML5, JavaScript

Released earlier this month, DukeScript 1.0 is a framework for developing cross-platform mobile, desktop, and Web applications.

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