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JavaScript Next Generation: the Stratospheric Rise of Popular JS Frameworks

JavaScript Next Generation: the Stratospheric Rise of Popular JS Frameworks

  • All signs point to ECMAScript 6, EC6, being viewed as a major milestone, and indeed, it is clearly a driving force behind major updates of popular JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular 2.
  • The current status of JavaScript on GitHut is looking encouraging – ECMAScript 6 has brought a variety of new features that developers have longed for, and it has already spawned a wave of innovation, such as the next generation of Google’s AngularJS.
  • Google’s Angular 2 built with Microsoft’s TypeScript – Googles AngularJS framework in its second generation is expected to hit final version any day between now and the Google I/0.
  • Google and Microsoft teamed up when Google took liking to Microsoft’s TypeScript and their cross-platform developer tools and Microsoft jumped at the opportunity to extend its reach among JavaScript folks.
  • Thanks to Microsoft’s willingness to cooperate by extending TypeScript with additional features specifically tailor-cut to Angular (some of which were previously provided by Google was able to write Angular 2 from scratch in TypeScript.

The last two years have seen an explosion in JavaScript-related searches that is nothing short of remarkable. All signs point to ECMAScript 6, EC6, being viewed

The last two years have seen an explosion in JavaScript-related searches that is nothing short of remarkable. All signs point to ECMAScript 6, EC6, being viewed as a major milestone, and indeed, it is clearly a driving force behind major updates of popular JavaScript Frameworks such as Angular 2.

Google Trends: AngularJS and TypeScript

If you happen to develop in JavaScript, here is what you need to know.

JavaScript is just one of several implementations of ECMAScript, the standard-bearer.

According to GitHut, a service that tracks the activity of users of GitHub, the popular hosted version management platform based on Git, JavaScript is the No. 1 among popular programming/scripting languages based on the number of active repositories (currently in excess of 300,000) and total pushes (edging towards 3.5 million). JavaScript is currently the rising star when it comes to web and app code, alongside JScript and Adobe’s ActionScript.

The current status of JavaScript on GitHut is looking encouraging

ECMAScript 6 has brought a variety of new features that developers have longed for, and it has already spawned a wave of innovation, such as the next generation of Google’s AngularJS.

Google’s Angular 2 built with Microsoft’s TypeScript

Googles AngularJS framework in its second generation is expected to hit final version any day between now and the Google I/0. It is a brainchild of engineers from Google and Microsoft, in addition to contributions from the community. Google…

JavaScript Next Generation: the Stratospheric Rise of Popular JS Frameworks

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