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+ - AngularJS Releases Version 2.0; Rebranded to CircleJS

Submitted by eldavojohn
eldavojohn (898314) writes "Popular JavaScript client-side MVC framework AngularJS has announced a new release and rebranding after days of hard work and midnight development. Version 1.3 (codenamed AcuteJS) was shortly followed by version 1.4 (codenamed ObtuseJS) and now the project has finally come full circle. "Moving to TypeScript has allowed us to implement four-way data binding between the keyboard and database," the sole developer who devotes 17.2% of his time to maintaining AngularJS said, "a keystroke is now just a few hundred thousand digest cycles away from being stored through your browser to the server — of course your printer will receive a promise." Despite criticism of event listeners triggering other event listeners that then, in turn, trigger the event listeners that triggered them, CircleJS looks to be a forerunner in the race from micro-MVC to nano-MVC architecture."

Comment: Re:Surface Hardware Looks Awesome (Score 1) 99

by CannonballHead (#49382105) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Surface 3 Tablet

Windows is a dealbreaker for me though.

I'm not a fan of the metro stuff and start screen on 8, though at least 8.1 half fixed metro apps by letting you close them. Windows 10 is supposed to run metro apps in a window on the desktop. But, all that said - I have to say that if I had a tablet, the new Start screen thing and metro apps ... would be totally fine. That seems to be what it was designed for. And being able to switch between those two contexts is even better (as 10 can do, I believe... manually, or based on screen size). I'm assuming it was the metro stuff that you meant was a dealbreaker. I've heard good things about it on Windows phones (I don't own own)

This comes from someone running RHEL on his work laptop, Windows 8.1 on his desktop, and Android on all his mobile/tablet devices. And I work with several versions of unix, linux, and windows for a living... I'm no Windows fanboy. :) But Windows 7 was good, Windows 8 was better aside from the badly implemented UI changes, 8.1 improved somewhat [I installed a third party start button modification thingy], and it looks like Windows 10 will actually be pretty good, from what I've seen [I have not actually run it]. It seems that Microsoft is trying to reinvent itself somewhat, moving to a make-money-with-services idea... more platform agnostic. Which is awesome; Google and Apple could use some competition, and Amazon could, too, in the cloud arena ... specifically, making things more widely compatible (seriously, why isn't there a google music roku app?).

Comment: Re:I'm all for abolishing the IRS (Score 1) 318

by jcr (#49374655) Attached to: Sign Up At Before Crooks Do It For You

I'm trying to come up with a good argument that taxing production is more easily made progressive than taxing consumption, but now I'm not sure that's right.

That's because it isn't right. If someone's spending a million bucks a year, they get taxed on a million bucks a year. If they're earning a million bucks a year and living like a monk, then the funds they've earned aren't out there competing with yours for goods and services. A miser is an ideal neighbor.


Comment: Re:Wrong Focus (Score 4, Informative) 123

by jcr (#49365325) Attached to: SpaceX's New Combustion Technologies

As it happens, back in the '80s I worked at a company (Commonwealth Scientific) that built ion-beam guns based on the Kaufman duoplasmatron, which was the basis of the mercury-vapor thrusters that NASA had developed in the 1960s. The company was trying to make the aperture of the guns as wide as possible, and the difficulties included neutralizing the ion beam on the way out, keeping the plasma inside the gun stable, and keeping the beam density even. Basically, the bigger the gun, the harder it was to make it run steadily. When I was there, they had 8" apertures and were working on scaling them up to 12" apertures.


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