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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<p>Does anybody know how this looks as far as security? And please no "Its from M$ so its worthless" as I really want to know. the biggest complaint I've had about JavaScript is that frankly its a security nightmare, you block JavaScript and malware drops right off the map.</p>

So I honestly don't care if it comes from MSFT, Google, or Toys R Us, if it helps to get rid of the security nightmare that is modern JavaScript I'm ALL for it.

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The security issues have more to do with the DOM and other scriptable client resources. It's up to these interfaces to ensure that they do not expose unsafe operations. JavaScript simply allows applications to use the provided interfaces. In the scheme of things, Flash and Java plugins have been at least as problematic for web client security.

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