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Google convinces standards group to take on Dart

Google's Dart language alternative to JavaScript inches forward as it earns the right to face standards-deciding body ECMA.

By December 12, 2013


Google Dart target: Chrome soon! Other browsers...someday

Google begins building its Dart programming language directly into Chrome, hoping a multilingual future will speed up Web apps. But what if Dart apps only work in Chrome?

By December 17, 2013


Mixbook sees 'perfect storm' for Google's Dart language (Q&A)

Not everybody likes Google's JavaScript competitor for Web programming, but Mixbook's CEO and lead developer are betting a multimillion-dollar revenue stream on it.

By November 26, 2013


Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law

By arguing that programming interfaces called APIs can be copyrighted, Oracle could trigger new legal burdens for technology companies -- such as those building cloud-computing platforms.

By May 7, 2012


Why ambitious developers need more than just HTML5

The battle rages among developers as to what works best--native apps or HTML 5. Here's the bet Yahoo is making.

By March 1, 2012


Google's post-JavaScript Web plan raises hackles

With its Dart language, Google hopes to overcome problems with the widely used JavaScript. But some dislike Google's secretive development style.

By September 13, 2011


Mono promise is nice, Microsoft. What about Linux?

Microsoft has now publicly stated that it won't sue users and developers over Mono, but that's small change compared to the real promise we need to see: no infringement lawsuits over Linux.

By July 7, 2009


IBM to shun 'rogue' standards bodies

An IBM-convened group of standards experts calls for more transparency in standards-setting processes and intellectual property practices.

By September 23, 2008


ISO: Office Open XML ratified as standard

The Microsoft-backed file formats are now an official standard, despite objections from those who feared that the status would give Redmond yet more market power.

By April 2, 2008


Unofficial document: Open XML passes ISO vote

A document circulating Tuesday among standards advocates shows that Office Open XML has the votes necessary to become an ISO standard. Official word is due Wednesday.

By April 1, 2008