Lewas pull off 1 wicket win over Netherlands

first_imgThe toss was won by the Lewas who sent the Dutch in to bat first.A target of 105 was set for victory thanks largely to Sterre Kalis’ unbeaten knock of 33 runs.The Dutch batted out the full 20 overs losing only four wickets.Wickets for the Lewas went to Kaia Arua (1/4), Norma Ovasuru (1/15) and Ravina Oa (1/17).The Dutch were right on top after a top order batting collapse left the Lewas reeling at 4/17 after only 4.5 overs.But Pauke Siaka (34) and Sibona Jimmy (21) led the fightback to put the Lewas back in contention.But their dismissals brought back hope for the Dutch who surged on to take more wickets.The run chase went right down to the wire with the Lewas at 9/79 with 9 balls remaining.It was all in the hands of tail enders Brenda Tau and Kari Seura to pull off the seemingly impossible.With one wicket in hand, one ball remaining and one run to win, Seura smashed the winning run off the bowling of Esther de Lange to win the match.The Lewas will now play the winner of the second Shield semi-final between China and Thailand.last_img read more

No-confidence motion timely and opportune

first_imgDear Editor,The ‘No-Confidence’ motion filed against the APNU/AFC Coalition Government is timely and opportune, since corruption and mismanagement of public funds are at its zenith. The entire economy is in a downward spiral, crimes are on the increase, jailbreaks have now become the norm, and the entire social fabric is disintegrating.It must be noted that unlike the motion brought by the Leader of the Opposition Dr Jagdeo, the ‘no-confidence’ motion brought against the Ramotar Administration in August 2014, was contrived solely to wrest power by deliberately creating the ‘reasons’. That motion, presented by Moses Nagamootoo read, ‘BE IT RESOLVED: That this National Assembly has no confidence in the Government’.The ‘no-confidence’ motion was to protest the spending of some $22.5 million without parliamentary approval, on items ranging from school stipends to an airport expansion project. This ‘scissoring’ of the budget was initiated by Moses Nagamootoo, the same person who piloted the ‘no-confidence’ motion in Parliament! That $22.5 billion was the restoration of monies cut from the budget for the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF), hinterland airports, the University of Guyana student loan programme, vouchers for public school students, and the One Laptop for Family Project.The second reason, was the non-transfer of monies to the Consolidated Fund, which was held, legally, by semi-autonomous agencies, and the third reason, was a procedural breach in the $4 billion transferred to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), and allegations of corruption. However, the Opposition Leader has maintained that, ‘They have not proven any of these issues so far.’We have now seen that these allegations of procedural breaches are nothing when compared to what is happening under the Coalition Government. It must be recalled that the budget cuts during Ramotar’s Administration were meant to frustrate the functioning of the Ramotar Administration, to stymie social and economic development and to oust the PPP/C from power. The Budget was cut in 2014 by $37.4 billion, 2013 by $31 billion and 2012 by $21 billion. Those cuts were unconscionable and illegal to say the least! They were never proven to be illegal! Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled that the National Assembly has no right to cut the National Budget, and the National Assembly has a role to either approve or disapprove the National Estimates, not to reduce them. Yet they were used as reasons to bring down a democratically elected Government. Compare this with the intent and purpose of the PPP/C’s ‘no-confidence’ motion.We have seen, that until now, the US$18 million signing bonus which was the subject of many deceptive statements from the Finance Minister and his government, is yet to be included in the Consolidated Account. The D’urban Park Project, in which over $1.3 billion was spent, is yet to be fully accounted for; the many breaches of the Procurement Act ($605 million sole-sourcing of drugs at the GHPC and the $148 million Demerara Harbour Bridge feasibility study, etc); taxpayers losing more than $1 billion in 2017 due to overpayments to contractors; payments for goods without vouchers, and payments for goods that were not delivered; unaccountability of more than $1 billion spent by the Amerindian Ministry; the numerous cases of poor accountability highlighted in the Auditor General’s report 2017; the loss of more than 30,000 jobs; the devastation of the sugar sector and the impoverishment of the dismissed workers, and the negative ripple effects; the exorbitant increases in over 200 taxes, placing an additional $60 billion tax burden on the people and businesses; reckless and wasteful borrowing(over 200 billion); spiraling corruption at all levels of Government; decreasing budgetary allocations vital for agriculture and infrastructural developments; massive increases in various criminal activities including frequent jail breaks and increasing police brutality. How can there be any confidence when our treasury is being raided on a daily basis and we, the taxpayers, continue to receive less but are demanded to pay more.The people have spoken at the Local Government Elections (LGE) as is evidenced both by those who voted and those who abstained. The APNU and the AFC must not be fooled that the reason for the poor turnout at the Local Government Election (LGE) was because voter-education was lacking. Those who stayed at home did that intentionally. The voters’ apathy displayed was a result of the high cost of living, retrogressing living standards and lack of public security. These persons would willingly take part in a General Election to change the obstacles to the ‘good life’ sooner than 2020. On the other hand, those who have voted sent a stronger and graphic message to the APNU and the AFC that ‘enough is enough’ and it’s time to go!The masses have lost confidence! Therefore, the ‘no-confidence’ is definitely most opportune.Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

WATCH: Lewandowski on target AGAIN as Bayern Munich make it perfect ten in Bundesliga

first_img1 Lewandowski maintains sensational scoring run with a flicked header BONUS: FK Koln player steamrolls the referee…but doesn’t get a card? Vidal makes it 2-0 from rangecenter_img Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski continued his unreal goal streak with his 23rd of the season as Bayern Munich beat FC Koln 4-0 on Saturday to continue their perfect start to the new campaign.In the process, the German giants become the first team EVER to win all ten of their opening Bundesliga games.I know, we’re surprised they hadn’t done it before, too!It was a superb day all-round for the Bavarians, with Dutch winger Arjen Robben netting on his return from injury to make it 1-0 at the Allianz Arena.Arturo Vidal then doubled their lead with strong finish before a Lewandowski header – his 16th goal in nine games – made it three, while a Thomas Muller penalty completed the rout.Check out the goals below!Arjen Robben opens the scoring on his first game back for Bayernlast_img read more

Ring in the fall at local festival

first_imgPALMDALE – Tens of thousands of visitors are expected today and Sunday at the city’s 21st annual celebration of autumn, offering music, food, arts and crafts and children’s activities. A 50 percent chance of showers is forecast for today, but weather has never halted the Palmdale Fall Festival, and organizers think any rain that falls will be slight. “It doesn’t look like there’s going to be lots of precipitation here,” said Palmdale special events manager Steve Buffalo, who has been studying weather forecasts for the weekend. “We’ll go on regardless.” About 35,000 to 50,000 visitors are expected for the festival, which runs 9a.m. to 8p.m. today and 10a.m. to 6p.m. Sunday at Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Other attractions include strolling entertainers, an arts and crafts fair with 145 artisans, a farmers market and a health, beauty and fitness expo. Returning this year will be the stage show “Illumination.” Also returning is the Enchanted Fairy Garden with costumed fairies, Celtic music and children’s activities. A state-of-the-art animatronic dragon that debuted at last year’s event is returning. A special children’s area, Target’s Magical Experience for Children, will include live entertainment, rides and interactive events. Another children’s attraction will be Patch’s Pumpkin Stage, featuring the Palmdale Festival of Books and the live stage show “Old West Jamboree.” Among returning attractions will be an aerospace exposition with displays from Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Antelope Valley’s aerospace history will be emphasized in a display on aviation, “100 years of Flight.” If you go WHAT: Palmdale Fall Festival WHEN: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale ADMISSION: $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, seniors 62 and over, and military personnel. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free Palmdale Fall Festival schedule FESTIVAL STAGE TODAY Teddy Geiger, 6 p.m. STARLIGHT THEATER STAGE TODAY Nuns for Fun, 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Cadillac Angels, 1 p.m., 4 p.m, 6 p.m. SUNDAY Nuns for Fun, 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m. Cadillac Angels, 1 p.m, 4 p.m. PINK PALACE STAGE TODAY Lost Knights, 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m, 4 p.m. Illumination, 1 p.m, 7 p.m. SUNDAY Lost Knights, 11:30 a.m, 2:15 p.m, 5 p.m. Illumination, 1 p.m., 4 p.m. GARDEN STAGE TODAY Hollywood Hi-Tones, 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Orquesta d’Soul, 12:30 p.m, 3 p.m., 5 p.m. SUNDAY Hollywood Hi-Tones, 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Orquesta d’Soul, 12:30 p.m, 3 p.m., 5 p.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsAdmission is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 12, seniors 62 and older, and military personnel. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. A two-day pass is $12. The festival’s headline entertainer will be pop-rocker Teddy Geiger, an 18-year-old who landed a top-40 hit this summer with the single “For You I Will (Confidence),” and whom Seventeen magazine named America’s hottest guy age 17 to 21. Geiger performs at 6p.m. today at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The city’s teenage parks workers say Geiger is being talked about at local high schools, and they have heard people are coming from as far as San Diego County, Buffalo said. Also scheduled to perform this year: Nuns for Fun; world music act Alturas; Kids of Rock Theater; LA Salsa Kids; Lost Knights, featuring original cast members from the Broadway musical “Grease”; Cadillac Angels; Orquesta d’Soul, a contemporary world music act; and Hollywood Hi-Tones, an oldies group. last_img read more

Crystal Palace working to identify fan filmed appearing to mock Munich air disaster

first_img MONEY REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Wednesday’s incident follows another of a similar nature earlier in February, when two Southampton supporters were filmed making apparent aeroplane gestures during their Premier League fixture against Cardiff in reference to the Emiliano Sala tragedy. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF shining REVEALED center_img REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Crystal Palace fan mocks Manchester United fans with sick Munich gesture pic.twitter.com/V2BQMg30vZ— dazM33 (@dazM33) February 28, 2019“The incident has been reported to the police and the club will be working with them to identify the individual responsible. We take a zero tolerance approach to this sort of behaviour. As and when the individual is identified, we will take the appropriate course of action.”The Munich air disaster remains a painful part of United’s history and cost the lives of 23 people in total, eight of whom were part of the club’s famous ‘Busby Babes’, including Duncan Edwards and then-captain Roger Byrne. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Crystal Palace are working with police to identify a supporter who appeared to make a gesture about the Munich air disaster during Wednesday’s defeat by Manchester United.United won 3-1 at Selhurst Park in what was otherwise a largely routine fixture, but a video has since been shared on social media of one individual among the Palace supporters appearing to make aeroplane gestures to mock the crash which happened on February 6, 1958.“We have been made aware of an incident captured on video involving a supporter at Selhurst Park during our last home game against Manchester United,” Palace wrote in a statement on their official website. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

Scottish clubs pay £1.6m in agents’ fees over two transfer windows

first_imgScottish football clubs paid over £1.6m in fees to agents across the last two transfer windows.The payments were made to intermediaries working on behalf of players and clubs between April 2015 and February 2016.Representing a player in a transfer was a marginally more lucrative pursuit, with £887,378 paid out as a result of deals.Agents working on behalf of clubs in transfer moves pocketed £735,740, taking the total spend to £1,623,118 excluding VAT. A total of 165 payments were made to agents representing players across the period.Celtic paid out the most to club intermediaries – £327,750 – with Rangers spending £140,114. No figures are available for how much each team paid out to player agents.Aberdeen, Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Hearts, Hibernian, Inverness CT, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Ross County and St Johnstone also made payments to agents working on their behalf.The English Football League published comparative figures for the period from October 2014 to November 2015. Championship clubs paid £26,124,044 to agents across that time. Nottingham Forest paid out the most, shelling out £1,440,730.League One sides paid £3,167,964 to agents, while teams in League Two paid a combined £1,007,920.Clubs in the English Premier League spent £129,857,560 on agent fees over the same period.Inverness CT boss John Hughes spoke out against the influence of agents this week, as he faces up to the prospect of losing Liam Polworth, having already seen James Vincent and Danny Williams sign pre-contract deals with Premiership rivals Dundee.“See when these agents, who have never kicked a ball, get involved? I can’t believe it,” he told STV. “Footballers can’t make their own mind up or know what’s best for them?“They should take their counsel from people who are close to them, not just agents they hear from once a year when it comes to contracts.”last_img read more

SOS issued to all former Donegal Oil Company workers for reunion

first_imgDid you ever work in the Donegal Oil Company and longed to meet up with former colleagues?Well, the good news is that the company are now holding a reunion. The idea was sparked when a few former colleagues met up informally for a night out.Former employee Mary Diver takes up the story.“Well two weeks have passed since I met up with a few ex-colleagues from Donegal Oil, we reminisced about our time working there. I had planned to stay for an hour or two needless to say I arrived home 2am.“We chatted and laughed about our working life in Donegal Oil, there were good days and a few less good days, we worked hard and played hard on the staff outings and many nights out. (I have some photographic evidence!!) “Some even met their lifetime partners while working there. We remembered fondly colleagues who have since passed away.  I think we all agreed to have worked there certainly gave us good training and foundation for those of us to moved to new jobs.”Mary has now agreed to organise a reunion of ex-staff from Donegal Oil.Mary says this is anyone who happens to remember the famous Shell Pectin sign!She adds “I worked in the office from 1986 till 2001 and If I sent any of you to the hardware shops nearby for long corner stands during your first days working in the office ah I’m sorry!“So if you, your mother, father, sister, brother, granny or granda or anyone you know has worked in Donegal Oil in the past would like to meet up for a catch up please send me a message so we can gauge the interest out there.“If you have any photos we’d love to borrow them to copy and promise we’ll return them to you.So you wish to attend save this date Saturday 2nd Mar 2019 – venue Silver Tassie Hotel, Ramelton Road, Letterkenny 3 Course Dinner €25 must be paid in advance.” For further information please contact Mary on 086 417 1932, Martina 086 621 9255 or Louise 087 691 2040 know.SOS issued to all former Donegal Oil Company workers for reunion was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal OilletterkennyREUNIONlast_img read more

Knols Project: Google Experimenting With User Generated Encyclopedic Pages

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Competing Knols pages on the same topic will be judged by reader votes and the Google Search Quality process. There will be reader commenting, the ability to add additional information and more social features. It won’t be a walled garden but will live on the open web. Attribution will be substantial and Google is presumably working with high-profile topic specialists on the Knol project.center_img marshall kirkpatrick Somewhere Jason Calacanis, his soul icy as it is, is aglow knowing that his Mahalo concept has been validated by a company that’s arguably the most important in the last 100 years. Likewise, there’s probably some melancholy toasts due at Squidoo headquarters. Those companies may or may not survive but the real battle will probably be with Wikipedia. Google-built pages may be the only pages that have a bigger advantage in search than the widely linked Wikipedia reference pages.Update: I talked to Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki and on the Wikipedia board of advisers, today about Knols vs. Wikipedia. Here’s what he had to say: “It’s trying to set up an economy of writing and the web is a great place to try to experiment with different economies. Wikipedia has already succeeded with one, and these are two different styles. If Google intentionally diverts people from Wikipedia they would be doing a disservice to their readers. Most likely readers will have to chose between the two and Wikipedia already has a very successful brand.” That seems like an overly optimistic assessment of the situation to me, but Cunningham certainly could be right. (Disclosure: Ward is also the CTO at Aboutus.org, one of my personal consulting clients.) Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The official Google blog has a post tonight about a new project that’s in closed, private beta.The program is called Knols, or “units of knowledge.” Knols participants will write reference pages on any topic, using a Google content creation tool apparently in the works, and those pages will be highlighted in Google search results. Authors will choose whether they want ads to appear and will receive a “substantial revenue share.”I think this is going to be a game changer. Check out this sample page below.last_img read more

Why Javascript Developers Should Get Excited About Object.observe()

first_imglauren orsini Tags:#AngularJS#backbone#Chrome#Chromium#JavaScript#object.observe Why You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Nobody is more excited about the most recent version of Google’s Chrome browser than JavaScript developers.The latest version, Chrome 36, now includes a long awaited potential update to the JavaScript language. Called Object.observe(), it’s a low-level API (see our API explainer) that might solve one of the biggest problems in modern JavaScript development.That problem: JavaScript developers have yet to find a satisfactory way to ensure that changes in a Web app’s underlying data—say, as the result of user input—are reflected properly in the browser display. (This basically reflects the fact that JavaScript developers usually separate an app’s data structures and its user interface into distinct program components. That keeps the coding simpler and cleaner, but also raises issues when the two components need to communicate.)Various JavaScript frameworks offer workarounds that developers can use to get a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) display based on exactly what their app is doing. But these workarounds add more code that can slow the app down, alter the flow of its execution and potentially introduce new bugs.Object.observe() would simplify the problem by creating a direct pipeline between an app’s data structures and its display. It can do this more easily because it’s an actual change baked into the structure of the JavaScript language itself, and not just a collection of bolted-on code.Object.observe() is still unofficial; it’s so far only incorporated into Chrome, which means developers who use it can’t count on it working their apps working in others browsers such as Firefox or Apple’s Safari. And it’s not clear when—or even whether—other browser makers will jump on the Object.observe() bandwagon.Still, the promise of Object.observe() is such that if it clears these hurdles, it could change the way JavaScript is coded forever.What Is Object.observe()?I asked Rafael Weinstein, a software engineer at Google who played a big role in Object.observe() and Chrome integration, to explain what it is and what it does. While some developers have guessed that Object.observe() will replace or remove the need to use JavaScript development frameworks, Weinstein says that isn’t the case.“Object.observe() is a low-level primitive,” he said. “It is an enabling technology which should make some existing JavaScript libraries and frameworks faster, more robust or both.”In other words, Object.observe() is an additional function that will one day be built into JavaScript. Developers won’t work with it directly; instead, frameworks like Backbone, Angular, and Ember will add new libraries that rely on Object.observe() to keep app data and the app display in sync.In an introduction to Object.observe at JSConf EU, Google developer Addy Osmani demonstrated how you can use Object.observe to view and edit code. The main advance Object.observe() offers is a feature called two-way data binding. Translated from codespeak, that means it ensures that changes in a program’s underlying data are reflected in the browser display.In order to view both the program’s data state and its display at the same time, JavaScript developers usually work inside a framework that includes a Model View Controller (MVC), in which the raw code appears in one window and the user display appears in another. However, current solutions for displaying both at once tend to bulk up a program with extra code devoted to data binding. The very act of observing the display changes how it is coded.Amjad Masad, a developer at Facebook, has called two-way data binding the “holy grail of JavaScript MVC frameworks” because it sidesteps such workarounds. “In the [Model View Controller] pattern, you have the model [i.e., underlying app data] that describes the problem you want to solve and then you have this view that renders it,” Masad told me. “It turns out that translating the model logic [i.e., the app’s data structures] to the user interface is a really hard problem to solve as well as the place in the code where most of the bugs occur.”“When you have true data binding, it reflects automatically in the user interface without you putting in any ‘glue’ code in the middle,” Masad continued. “You simply describe your view and every time the model changes it reflects the view. This is why it’s desirable.”It’s 2014. Where’s My Object.observe()?Of course, nothing is an end-all be-all solution, not even an API that supposedly makes “the holy grail of JavaScript” possible. With Object.observe(), the hurdle that remains is that it’s still not an official part of JavaScript. The Object.observe() proposal needs to be approved by TC39, the organization that oversees the development and maintenance of ECMAscript, a general scripting-language standard that encompasses JavaScript and several related languages. Currently, TC39 has approved Object.observe() as a draft, the second stage of the lengthy approval process.See also: How To Build A WinJS App In 10 Easy StepsTC39 members include developers from Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Apple. Weinstein, who submitted the Object.observe() proposal, said that since developers from these companies approved of adding it to ECMAscript, he’s optimistic that they’ll also want to add Object.observe functionality to their companies’ own browsers.If Object.observe() becomes a standard feature across all major browsers, it’s more likely to be adopted as an official JavaScript component. Still, the longer Object.observe() development drags on, the greater the possibility that developers will cotton to some other solution to the data-binding problem.For example, Weinstein is also at the head of a project called Polymer or observe-js, a library that uses Object.observe() if it’s available, and alternate methods if it isn’t. That way, developers can harness Object.observe() whenever possible, although they still have to be prepared in case their program runs somewhere it’s not supported. Meanwhile. Facebook has come up with an alternative to Object.observe() called React, which developers can use now. React, however, isn’t an addition to the JavaScript language itself—just a framework adjustment that performs a similar function. (Object.observe() proponents argue that React is actually solving a related, but distinctly separate problem.)Developers can try a number of solutions for fixing the data binding problem. But since the absence of data binding is itself a general problem for Javascript, you can see the attraction of adding something like Object.observe() to the language in order to resolve the issue in a relatively clean and universal fashion.This Is Your Code On Object.observe()JavaScript developers don’t usually code every part of their programs by hand. Instead, they use frameworks like Backbone, Angular, and Ember that incorporate libraries—chunks of code that handle frequently encountered programming hurdles. For example, if you are a developer who builds a lot of contact forms for websites, you might have a library of software functions that shortcut the process of inserting a contact form in a website. So when the Object.observe() API is released, libraries will be built to make two-way data binding something developers can do as easily as inserting a library in their code. See also: Angular, Ember, And Backbone: Which JavaScript Framework Is Right For You?In the absence of Object.observe(), JavaScript frameworks have each come up with a different ways of implementing two-way data binding.The Angular framework uses something called “dirty checking.” Every time you add to your code, Angular checks to see what changed. It checks even if the view hasn’t changed at all. This continues once the app is deployed; every time the user inputs a change into the app while using it, the dirty checking code checks if it needs to refresh the display in response. This adds load time to every screen of your app.The Ember framework uses something called “wrapper objects.” Basically, the developer adds a class to the object that serves as a “listener.” When the object changes, the “listener” triggers an event so the developer knows something changed. Since these classes are not native to JavaScript, they add loading time as well. Wrapper objects also increase developer labor, which inevitably leads to more possibility for bugs and errors. Goodbye, Cruel Wrappers And Dirty CheckingObject.observe() make both of these workarounds obsolete. It allows plain JavaScript objects without wrappers to listen for changes. And only when the listener object notices a change does the view model itself alter, instead of indiscriminate dirty checking.Igor Minar, lead developer on the AngularJS framework, said developers who use Angular won’t have to work with Object.observe directly. “Object.observe() is a low level API, which is kind of awkward or inconvenient to use directly,” he told me.” That’s good because by providing such low level API the platform enables us to built on top the API and create higher layers with more opinions.” Object.observe() is already slated for addition as a feature in AngularJS 2.0. Early versions of Object.observe() have already given Angular a performance boost. In a test, dirty checking took 40 milliseconds compared to Object.observe()’s 1 to 2 milliseconds. In other words, Angular became 20 to 40 times faster while using Object.observe.Object.observe() has the potential to change the way JavaScript operates. But developers themselves won’t notice much of a difference in their workflow. “Object.observe() is a low level feature that framework authors will use,” said Masad. “Developers using those frameworks won’t notice a different except for higher performance programs.” Screenshot of Google engineer Addy Osmani introducing Object.observe() at JSConf EU Related Posts last_img read more