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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RE: Lots of work; little gain
by lucas_maximus on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 13:09 UTC in reply to "Lots of work; little gain"
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And then there's this bizarre notion of running JS code on the server. Node.js. WTF?? Why on earth would you take the most poorly designed language you can find and cram it into a whole new environment?

Actually there are far worse i.e. PHP (which doesn't even have a language specification), at least JS has one of those.

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