1) Is seems, contrary to my initial reaction, that TypeScript is here to stay (I would have bet that GWT, and by association scriptsharp, are more important, but the last Google I/O showed that GWT is on its way to the dustbin. Glad no one is listening to me).
2) IE11! It's starting to look like IE4. Hey that was a compliment! IE4 was the bestest browser back then. Then Microsoft went on a tangent and decided to stick it to standards bodies. How many years and tears were lost on account of that? Let's see how it turns out this time.
Funny, it's Google these days that is acting like the Microsoft of 2003. It took its lead topgun hotshot Lars Bak off v8 and on Dart!!! Let's hope that v8 will stay relevant in these extremely competitive times without its creator
Now if only Microsoft would stop abusing the patent system like it does, it would be likeable.