Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:55 UTC
General Development "Everyone seems to have a replacement for JavaScript - Google even has two. Now Microsoft has revealed that Anders Hejlsberg has been working on a replacement and it has released a preview of TypeScript. TypeScript is open source - Apache 2.0 license - and a superset of JavaScript. As you would expect from a Hejlsberg language it incorporates type checking, interfaces and lots of syntactic sugar."
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The DOM issues are mostly browser specific problems.
You still have to battle beast of Redmond on a daily basis if you have to serve the public at large though.

Nice giant swaths of missing features...
Especially the extremely useful CSS3 stuff.

But worse is its random bugs with canvas... yuck..

And with the latest version of IE for XP being IE8... Talk about random bugs... IE8 is the new IE6.
Thank god we don't have to deal with IE6 or IE7 as much anymore... IE7 was God's punishment for me complaining about IE6 for so long :-D

Somewhat related: if you want to make the world a better place for all us web-developers, spread the word that people stuck on IE7 or IE6 can install Chrome Frame without admin rights on their machines!
It won't break anything because it's only triggered if the website they visit specifically tells it to be enabled.

Maybe HTML5 will bring about world peace in another 5 years ;)

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