- [2012-07-29] Classes have been accepted for ECMAScript.next.
- [2012-10-03] Since this article has been written, it was decided that ECMAScript will have the special property __proto__ instead of the <| operator.
Windows 8 introduced a new kind of application to the world of Windows: The immersive application with a tablet-first design . Immersive applications will dominate Windows 8, existing applications will be relegated to a second-class status and accessible through a compatibility mode. When Microsoft first presented Windows 8, it gave the impression that immersive apps can only be written in HTML5. The article “Windows 8 for software developers: the Longhorn dream reborn?” on Ars examines whether that is true. This post summarizes the article.
- 2011-09-25: Follow-up post – “ECMAScript.next: new details, reacting to Dart complaints”
- 2011-09-25: More and updated material on proxies, array comprehensions, and classes. Moved private name objects to new post.
As a result, from 1 August, Google will only support what it calls "modern browsers". By this it means the latest versions and major prior releases of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.Comments:
As new versions of these are released, Google will get its web services working with that and then drop support for the third-oldest version.
Support in this sense means that Google will only do compatibility testing with more up-to-date browsers. It will not carry out tests with older programmes and can make no guarantees that web services will work with them.
- You can also read Google’s original post.
- Radical move, but it might help move web technologies forward.
- I like the way @elijahmanor summarizes this news: “When IE10 comes out they’ll only support IE10 & IE9”
- Opera: is not among the four browsers explicitly supported by Google. Note that that doesn’t necessarily mean that Google’s apps won’t run on it, just that they won’t test on it.
New opinions critical of Windows 8’s approach to tablet computing have surfaced. This post examines their merits.
Make no mistake: Windows 8 means that Microsoft is completely rethinking its operating system efforts, from the ground up. Ballmer wasn’t kidding when he called Windows 8 Microsoft’s riskiest product bet, back in October 2010 .