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JavaScript is most popular programming language
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:22

JavaScript is most popular programming language


East of Java now 

HackerRank released the 2019 edition of its annual Developer Skills Report and said that Javascript had overtaken Java as the world's most popular programming language.

Office 365 not be re-written in Javascript
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Vole admits enthusiasm gets a little out of hand

A Microsoft employee is in hot water after he tweeted that "all of Office 365" was being 'completely rewritten' in JavaScript.

Google confirms death of Octane
Published in News
Monday, 17 April 2017 11:07

Google confirms death of Octane


No longer useful because developers cheat


Google has killed off its widely-used Octane JavaScript benchmark saying that it's no longer a useful way for browser developers to determine how best to optimise their JavaScript engines.

RedMonk blesses JavaScript as the world’s most popular language
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Followed by Java and Python


Beancounters at RedMonk have taken time out from their busy prayer wheels to create a list of the world’s most popular programming languages.

Chrome to be lighter on RAM
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 12:12

Chrome to be lighter on RAM


Heavy shoppers might be able to multi-task

Heavy users of Chrome might actually be able to do something else on their high powered PCs and not find that their browser had eaten all their RAM with a side order of other systems resources.

Friday, 04 April 2014 12:46

More holes in Javascript



The holes were small, they had to count them all

Monday, 03 February 2014 10:39

Javascript unstoppable



Ecosystem being improved



Found all sorts of dodgy people