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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moondevil
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2005-07-08

While I don't like the walled gardens of the mobile platforms, they are not new to me.

This is how the games industry works since the famous crash in 1982.

But you're right, if we don't stand against it, we might end in a scenario where all computing devices look like games consoles. Where only a few overlords are allowed to develop software.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

While I don't like the walled gardens of the mobile platforms, they are not new to me.
This is how the games industry works since the famous crash in 1982.

Hm, but not so much in Europe (which you should know, I guess ;p ), that crash being North American; and generally the Europeans being largely into 8 and 16-bit microcomputers.
Only near/after the death of Amiga, our area really seemed to embraced games consoles - somewhat with Genesis & SNES, and then the craze of PS1.

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