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HTML5 for Flash Developers by Matt Fisher

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Compiling JavaScript

Long gone are the days of considering JavaScript just as a frontend development language used for HTML element manipulation. With the advent of JavaScript compilers, some pretty unimaginable things can be done by just writing some JavaScript code. Just like the methods you were used to in Flash, where ActionScript is compiled into binary packages, JavaScript compilers convert pure JavaScript into machine code, which can be run on a computer just like any other application. As far out as a concept this may seem, there are actually many great reasons for it and the best being for use in the Web browser.

Google's V8 Engine

In late 2008, Google released the initial version of Chrome and with it came the initial release of the V8 ...

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