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ECMAScript is the scripting language standardized by Ecma International in the ECMA-262 specification and ISO/IEC 16262.

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Does ES6 help grow the Ecmascript standard library?

With all the noise about EC6, one thing that I realized I haven't heard about is expanding Javascript's standard library. Javascript has a fairly sparse standard library. You need a 3rd party library ...
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Is there a name for the number of values a variable can take? [closed]

For example, a bit or a boolean can be either 0 or 1 so the number 2 is associated with it. Similarly, for a byte which is 8 bits, the maximum number of different assignments would be 2^8. Is there a ...
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In what way is JavaScript (ECMAScript) similar to Self and Scheme

When looking at the ECMAScript 4th Edition specification here it mentions that ES3 is a simple, highly dynamic, object-based language that takes its major ideas from the languages Self and ...
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what will EcmaScript 6 bring to the table for us [closed]

Our company ported moderate chunks of business logic to JavaScript. We compile the code with a minifier, which further improves performance. Since the language is dynamically typed, it lends itself ...
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What is JavaScript, really?

All this started when I was looking for a way to test my webpage for JavaScript conformance like the W3C HTML Validator. I have not found one yet. So let me know if you know of any... I looked for ...
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Does it make sense to use jQuery in modern-webkit-only web applications?

I'm lately working on a few mobile web apps for Android (2.3+) and iOS (4+). Their browsers support most of ECMAScript5, which is very powerful, and I wanted to use language features where possible, ...
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What's wrong with JavaScript [closed]

There is a lot of buzz around Dart recently, often questioning Google motivations and utility of Dart as replacement for JavaScript. I was searching for rationale of creating Dart rather than ...
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Why is JavaScript not used for classical application development (compiled software)?

During my years of web development with JavaScript, I come to the conclusion that it's an incredible powerful language, and you can do amazing things with it. It offers a rich set of features, like: ...