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Posts Tagged ‘javascript’

Real-time web presentations with Google+ Hangouts and Scribd

One of the compelling features of Google+ is Hangouts. It enables group video chat rooms that are advertised on a user’s profile. It’s one of the few options of doing web video communication that involves more than two persons. Early after launching the social product positioned against Facebook, Google also published a developer preview of the Hangouts API. Since I’m a huge fan of real-time communication over the Internet, I immediately became interested in this. A hangout app consists of an XML application file that describes basic properties and references to various resources such as CSS and JavaScript files. The […]

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Can Google Dart replace JavaScript?

As a front-end developer, the prospect of putting down some thoughts about Google Dart got me both excited and intrigued. A new programming language to replace JavaScript? Even coming from Google this seems a bit abrupt, especially given their bad track record with commitment. Or is it? Could Dart be the general solution that many developers have been waiting for? Let’s look at some language basics and try to gain some perspective on Dart and Google’s position in regards to JavaScript and the future of web development as we know it. Language overview “Hmm… looks a lot like Java” is […]

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