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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That is why after a decade in the trenches trying to bend the browsers to do stuff they were never intended to do, I have switched my mind and now state if you want an application, make it native.

As it should be in first place, browsers are for documents.

Cool startups like to say how the web is the future, but they never have to discuss layout issues or look-and-feel, of browser behaviour vs OS defined guidelines, to get the customer to pay the project.

Or browser performance vs native performance for that matter.

In the end, applications should be done native. Easiness of installation can be achieved with things like ClickOnce, Java Web Start, or simple package repository.

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