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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Even simple things like zebra striping in IE8 don't work (via nth-child, or any :nth selectors), selection::, :not, border-radius, TONS of css issues when styling tables (tbody scrolling took so long to only barely work in ie ;) ), opacity issues (have to use the IE filters hacks).

Though IE8 is miles ahead of IE7. In IE8, it usually just doesn't support the feature, in IE7 and IE6, it would botch it terribly instead of letting you gracefully fallback. I can live with having to support IE 8 for a while longer. In the corporate world it'll be common for a while since it's the last IE browser for XP ;) (that's what I meant by "the new IE6"... it's here for a while)

My biggest issue is knowing that when IE6 became the dominant browser by default (was good enough at the time and Netscape faded and Mozilla was being crazy), MS completely disbanded the IE team and basically held back web development for years with the monstrosity that became so entrenched.

Never again.

Edited 2012-10-02 06:47 UTC

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