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NewsCompiling to JavaScript: What, Why, and How? Pin
Terrence Dorsey18-Nov-12 9:52
staffTerrence Dorsey18-Nov-12 9:52 
Scott Hanselman dubbed JavaScript the assembly language for the web and the number of compilers targeting JavaScript seems to confirm that statement. While there are many attempts at improving the JavaScript development experience through a different language, not all of them will be relevant to a game developer. In particular, you probably want to avoid one that will add overhead to the JavaScript virtual machine (VM) and slow it down. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the different approaches that are out there.
To make cool HTML5 games, all we really need is the JavaScript engine and the canvas element.

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