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Pro JavaScript™ Techniques by John Resig

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PART 5The Future of JavaScript

CHAPTER 14Where Is JavaScript Going?

In the past couple years there's been a tremendous amount of development on the JavaScript language—and from many directions. The Mozilla Foundation has been making progress on improving the quality of the JavaScript language, aligning it with ECMAScript 4 (the language that JavaScript is based upon). On another front, the WHAT-WG, a collaboration of web browser manufacturers who want to develop new technologies that allow writing and deploying applications over the Web, has created the specification for the next generation of browser-based applications. Finally, library authors and corporations have been working to solidify the techniques of streaming browser-based applications ...

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