Choosing JavaScript to support future Microsoft applications

Businesses that rely on Microsoft can support their legacy system modernization through a JavaScript-based web based terminal emulator. Multiple advances suggest that this language is a key to harnessing the computer company's newest offerings, especially when it comes to the future of browsing and making applications more accessible.

alt textJavaScript and Microsoft are connected on multiple levels.

Below are some of the reasons Microsoft and JavaScript are intertwined:

  • Benchmarking through Microsoft Edge: After taking on a new way of introducing extensions to its browser in 2015, Microsoft is now including JavaScript performance as part of its goals this year. In a company blog post, Edge's Director of Program Management, Jason Weber, stated that Microsoft would "lead the industry" in this area while promoting better product security.
  • ChakraCore: This engine is both a crucial part of Edge and good news for Node.js users. The latter will be able to access ChakraShim to run Node.js.
  • Web standards improvements: In the same post, Weber also noted that the company will develop technology for better JavaScript improvements and web standards solutions that help keep up with technological changes.

Writing for ComputerWorld, Oleg Dulin of Liquid Analytics identified JavaScript as "the essential glue that hold cloud apps together," making it an important element of app development as networks continue to modernize.

"The wild array of framework choices is a sign of innovation and creativity that captures the essence of the cloud," he said. "Platforms that do things better superseded Cobol. JavaScript is doing that to Java."

With these clear links between JavaScript and Microsoft's further developments, companies do themselves a service by investing in terminal emulation that will integrate well with popular windows browsers.