Topic: js

Mozilla introduces new solution for large JavaScript projects

Developers can easily document large JavaScript projects with sphinx-js, Mozilla’s newly introduced solution. According to the company, there hasn’t been a tool able to handle large JavaScript documentation projects up until today. The markup language JSDoc provides tags to describe common structures and tooling to hook into those tags, but Mozilla says all it ends … continue reading

GrapeCity enters the JavaScript market with SpreadJS

GrapeCity is giving JavaScript developers a new way to present and interact with their data in the latest release of its enterprise spreadsheet tool. Spread Studio 10 comes with SpreadJS, a JavaScript spreadsheet and data presentation solution. Spread traditionally has been a .NET solution. With the release of SpreadJS, GrapeCity is making its way into … continue reading

JS++ 0.4.2 released with code editor integrations, modules and dead code elimination

Onux is still trying to fill gaps in JavaScript with the release of JS++ 0.4.2. JS++ is the company’s safe superset of the programming language designed to address the lack of type safety in JavaScript. The latest release features modules, function overloading, dead code elimination, and new integrations. According to Roger Poon, founder of Onux, … continue reading

The case for JS++

JavaScript has exploded. It’s everywhere: the browser, the server, your phone, IoT devices, and more. However, JavaScript can be brittle. The language was notoriously designed and developed in just 10 days, and its creator, Brendan Eich, has become JavaScript’s most prominent apologizer. JavaScript is controversial. Rarely have we seen a language divide software developers so … continue reading

Onux seeks to fix JavaScript’s lack of type safety

London-based Onux thinks it has the solution to JavaScript woes. The company announced today that it has released JS++, a type-safe version of JavaScript that it has created over the past few years. Roger Poon, founder of Onux, said, “The challenge with solving a problem of this magnitude is that there is just so much … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vorlon.js

This week’s featured GitHub project, Vorlon.js, is an extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remote JavaScript debugging and testing. Developed by the Microsoft DirectX team, Vorlon.js is powered by Node.js and the Socket.io real-time event-based communication engine. John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO of the Microsoft Developer Platform, introduced Vorlon last week at Build and … continue reading

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