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: Two?
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 04:44 UTC in reply to "Two?"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes, there was a Dart/GWT Google IO talk where the GWT team discussed the port of GWT to Dart in the future.

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RE[2]: Two?
by lucas_maximus on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 04:56 in reply to "RE: Two?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The problem with Dart is that the JavaScript that it generates is massive and it doesn't seem to work with existing libraries (jQuery).

Edited 2012-10-02 04:57 UTC

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RE[3]: Two?
by moondevil on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 06:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Two?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

My problem with Dart, TypeScript and thousand other languages that compile to JavaScript is that they are not JavaScript.

I don't need to add more hours to my work time to spend mapping JavaScript code back to whatever was the original source code.

People should learn to stop complaining about JavaScript, period. Don't like?

Then go code native applications which talk to the server with normal plain network protocols.

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