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GNOME To Use JavaScript For New User Programs

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Published on 04 February 2013 05:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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At the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest last week in Brussels, GNOME developers decided to recommend JavaScript as the new language for writing GNOME applications.

System libraries will continue to prefer the C language while JavaScript is now being recommended for new applications -- this includes JavaScript having the priority for new documentation, encouraging developers to use JavaScript, and optimizing the developer workflow around JavaScript.

The JavaScript recommendation comes because its dynamic and high level, there's already a lot of JavaScript momentum within the GNOME camp, the developers like the language, JS is becoming widely used as a desktop programming language, and JS is self-contained.

More details on the GNOME JavaScript recommendation can be found from this GNOME developer blog post.

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