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What stops HTML5 and JS apps to perform as good as native apps?

From what I understand, HTML is a mark-up language, so is the content of XAML, XIB and whatever Android uses and other native UI development frameworks. JavaScript is a programming language used ...
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Why do browsers leak memory?

A colleague and I were speaking about browsers (using a browser control object in a project), and it appears as plain as day that all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera) display the same ...
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What is the best design pattern for asynchronous message passing in a Chrome extension?

I have a background script that is responsible for getting and setting data to a localStorage database. My content scripts must communicate with the background script to send and receive data. Right ...
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Chromebook - is it interesting for Programmers? [closed]

Google announced the chromebook yesterday (11 May 2011). While this is surely a nice thing, I have no clue whether it was interesting to buy one for a (non-javascript)-programmer. What do you think? ...