The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

Heroku Enterprise, MapReduce for C, and Microsoft to optimize asm.js—SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2015

Salesforce has announced Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of the Heroku cloud application development platform featuring new team collaboration tooling, enhanced access controls and enterprise-grade support. Heroku Enterprise, built for enterprise-scale development, contains several new collaboration and control features for app development in large distributed teams: Shared Application Projects: Enable developer teams, partners and contractors … continue reading

From the Editors: Windows 10 is a milestone operating system

After Microsoft’s surprise reveal of Windows Holographic and HoloLens, the Star Wars metaphors began to fly, with “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope” quotes lighting up social media. For us, a different reference came to mind: “Pay no attention to the OS behind the hologram…” Two-thirds of the way through a relatively unexciting … continue reading

Microsoft announces Office 2016, more Spartan details and Windows 10 developer plans

Even after the Windows 10 announcements that redefined the company’s future through an immersive holographic lens, Microsoft isn’t done unveiling new products and strategies. In conjunction with the Office for Windows 10 suite of touch-optimized programs for the full range of Microsoft devices, the company also announced Office 2016, a revamped suite of desktop-specific productivity … continue reading

Microsoft’s next chapter to include new browser, new OS, new devices and holograms

Microsoft is trying to make Windows a game changer, with the announcement of a completely new technology experience. While many companies have been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon, the company has been secretly dabbling in holographic computing. At its Windows 10 event today, Microsoft introduced HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that allows users to … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Why Internet Explorer should retire

Rumors have floated around for months that Microsoft was finally thinking of dropping the Internet Explorer name. The latest rumors, sources reportedly told ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, go a step further. When Windows 10 ships in 2015, sources say, in addition to IE the OS will sport an entirely new browser, codenamed Spartan. Rather than … continue reading

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