December 14th, 2009

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Javascript starting to turn into a serious platform

Interesting article here on Ars Technica:

http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/12/commonjs-effort-sets-javascript-on-path-for-world-domination.ars

Summary: a bunch of projects have been suddenly converging this year, to turn Javascript into a real development platform. The central one of these is the growing CommonJS standard, which seeks to address some of the language’s long-term weaknesses (such as the lack of a proper module system). There are also a bunch of packages out that are moving towards high-quality I/O management and the like. Put together, and the result is a lot of momentum towards the language starting to be used for Real Programming, not just client-side web pages…