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  • Google updates Postini spam engine to stop new JavaScript attacks

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    Google says it has seen a surge in obfuscated JavaScript attacks, describing them as a hybrid between virus and spam messages.
  • Eclipse Helios technologies arrive on the release train

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 10:41 am

    This year's train is the largest ever, featuring a Linux IDE package and improved support for JavaScript and Java Enterprise Edition 6
  • Microsoft offers globalization for JavaScript apps

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:57 am

    A new open source plugin provides the capability for the jQuery library.
  • JavaScript library lets iPad read Flash advertisements

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    A mobile advertising company has written a JavaScript library that makes Flash advertisements viewable on devices such as the iPad, working around Apple's opposition to Adobe Systems' multimedia platform.
  • Correct HTML for select coloring

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    If you are frustrated with the lack of documentation for a GUI requirement that seems simple, create your own.
  • 10 useful Google Chrome Experiments

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 9:00 am

    These JavaScript programs bring flashy graphics to your Web browser -- without Flash.
  • Review

    10 most useful Google Chrome experiments

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:47 am

    When it comes to presenting graphically oriented programs through a browser, the usual go-to development platforms have been Adobe Flash and -- to a lesser extent -- Microsoft Silverlight. But other, more open technologies are starting to show promise.
  • Opera 10.50 beta brings faster JavaScript, more

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    The folks at Opera might have had to spend some time working around restrictions to port their browser to the iPhone, but when it comes to the desktop there are no such issues to contend with. Hence the release of Opera 10.50 beta, a sneak peek at the latest version of the company's venerable browser.
  • Eich: JavaScript getting faster, could displace Flash

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 11:47 am

    JavaScript's founder claims JavaScript has displaced Java as a Web client, outlines projected enhancements
  • IBM tool eases JavaScript development

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    Countering rivals Microsoft and Adobe Systems, IBM is offering a free tool to simplify development of JavaScript-based Web applications, featuring use of a modeling language, according to IBM sources.
  • Firefox 3.5 features new Javascript engine, built-in video

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 8:32 pm

    Firefox 3.5, which is due out in final release at the end of the month, will allow people to edit digital images from within the browser without need for a third-party application, thanks to a new Javascript engine Mozilla has built for the browser.
  • JavaScript - the Web site performance killer, Google guru says

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 2:17 pm

    Nowadays, even regular Web surfers know some of the things to avoid when designing a Web site for fast performance. Cut the number of requests to the Web server. Shrink JPEG sizes. Employ a content delivery network vendor like Akamai Technologies Inc. or Limelight Networks Inc. Problem is, according to Steve Souders, steps like these aimed at optimizing the Web server make only a tiny impact.
  • Microsoft tool measures JavaScript performance

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 4:30 pm

    Boosting visibility into Web client interactions, Microsoft released this week Visual Studio 2008 AJAX Profiling Extensions, a "power tool" for measuring performance of portions of Web applications executing JavaScript inside a browser.
  • Adobe confirms PDF zero-day, urges users to kill JavaScript

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Adobe Systems Inc. Tuesday acknowledged that all versions of its popular PDF software, including editions for Windows, the Mac and Linux, contain at least one, and possibly two, critical vulnerabilities.
  • New zero-day exploit targets Adobe Reader

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Adobe Systems Inc. Tuesday confirmed that it's investigating reports that its popular PDF viewing software, Adobe Reader, contains a critical vulnerability.
  • Stallman looks to fight JavaScript trap

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:15 am

    Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation, is championing an effort to thwart the "JavaScript trap," in which users could unknowingly be running non-free programs in their browser.
  • Chrome Experiments launches; productivity plummets

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 8:05 pm

    Javascript tech demos come to life on this new site. Get comfortable because these things can really suck you in.
  • Firefox 3.1 delivery slips; TraceMonkey progress questioned

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 12:49 pm

    Some Mozilla Corp. developers have recommended that the company consider yanking the new JavaScript engine, dubbed TraceMonkey, from Firefox 3 .1 to get the browser back on track and out the door.
  • Opera working on faster JavaScript engine

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 6:24 pm

    Carakan, intended to be world's fastest JavaScript engine, will be released in as-yet-undetermined version of the Opera browser.
  • Could your Web surfing be greener?

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 9:51 pm

    A researcher says that users could save as much as 10 watts of power by turning off flashy Web animation on their PCs.
  • AGATT - All Google All The Time

    Posted September 6, 2008 - 11:30 am

    One of the comments on my last post said Chrome's entry to the market is more than a browser war, it's really a browser versus Operating System war. If you tilt your head just right and squint a little, you can make a case for AGATT – All Google, All The Time.
  • The state of the scripting universe

    Posted September 2, 2008 - 1:42 pm

    With the rise of Web 2.0, scripting languages (also called dynamic languages) are now often considered important tools in a developer's arsenal. That's a far cry from than their old reputation as lesser tools for those who can't handle "real" programming. Almost 70 percent of the 1,200 developers surveyed by Evans Data for its most recent Global Development Survey currently use JavaScript. PHP is used by just over a third of developers, and Perl has captured about a quarter of developers
  • Mozilla, Microsoft drawing sabers over next JavaScript

    Posted November 1, 2007 - 3:37 pm

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