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    JavaScript on the JVM is better and faster but not always friendlier with Nashorn, the rebuilt JavaScript interpreter
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    Posted February 6, 2014 - 9:40 am

    WebStorm and Sublime Text lead a field of diverse and capable tools for JavaScript programming.
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    Review: 4 killer cloud IDEs

    Posted April 17, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Surprisingly beefy, browser-based JSFiddle, Icenium, Cloud9, and Codenvy stretch from client-side JavaScript to server-side Java and Web stacks.
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    Six useful JavaScript libraries for maps, charts and other data visualizations

    Posted March 6, 2013 - 8:17 am

    These JavaScript libraries can help format your data for analysis or a compelling online presentation.
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    WebStorm 5 IDE provides powerful editing features and instant feedback for Web developers

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    One of the great things about developing for the Web is the low barrier to entry. Many tutorials are available online, and you can learn about CSS and HTML from any website just by inspecting its code in any modern Web browser. Best of all, when it's time to start coding, any plain text editor--even Notepad--can do the job. So why should you spend $49 on WebStorm, a development environment for JavaScript, HTML, and CSS? The answer is that it might turn you into a better developer.
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    Node.js tools: Server-side JavaScript comes of age

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 7:16 am

    Node-inspired development environments and cloud platforms are rapidly remaking the Web application stack
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    Cloud9 IDE Looks Polished, Feels Unfinished

    Posted November 13, 2011 - 9:11 am

    JavaScript is one of the most common scripting languages in the world. In fact, you're almost certainly using it right now, even if you're unaware of the fact. Every modern desktop and mobile Web browser supports JavaScript, and it's used in just about every current website. Cloud9 IDE is a Web-based development environment aimed at making it easier to develop JavaScript-based Web applications. It lives in the cloud, so you need only a Web browser to use it.
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    JavaScript conquers the server

    Posted May 25, 2011 - 6:13 am

    Node.js, Jaxer, EJScript, RingoJS, and AppengineJS combine the familiarity of JavaScript, low overhead, blazing speed, and unique twists.
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    Browser wars, 2011

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Which browser is best for security, speed, and compliance with web standards? To find out, we ran the new versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari through a battery of benchmark tests. Here's how they stack up.
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    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.
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