Thursdays links part 2

What is Node.js?

Let’s start with V8. V8 is the JavaScript implementation used within Chrome. It utilises “Just In Time” compilation to achieve performance that was previously unattainable in JavaScript. In fact, these improvements lift V8 JavaScript into the same realms of performance as Clojure, Java or Go.

Should I use HTML5 or Silverlight?

I was in Belgium and The Netherlands this last week presenting and talking to folks in the community. After I presented on ASP.NET MVC 3, HTML5 and jQuery, one fellow came up after and said, “Should I use Silverlight or HTML5. I don’t understand what Microsoft’s strategy is or what to use in my app.”

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