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Google helps developers plug holes in JavaScript apps


SUMMARY: Google's Chrome team has unveiled Leak Finder, a new tool designed to help app-builders spot and correct memory leaks in JavaScript programs. That's potentially a big deal, because unpatched memory leaks can have serious consequences, says developer Douglas Crockford. "Symptoms can include reduced performance and failure. In a memory space full of used cells, the browser starves to death," he warns.