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Language peer sets for JAVASCRIPT:
United States
United States/1995
Designed 1995
1990s languages
Fifth generation
Post-Cold War


alternate simple view
Country: United States
Designed 1995


Brendan Eich Netscape 1995

a scripting language developed by Netscape to enable Web authors to design interactive sites. Although it shares many of the features and structures of the full JAVA language, it was developed separately. JAVASCRIPT can interact with HTML source code, enabling Web authors to spice their sites with dynamic content. JAVASCRIPT is endorsed by a number of software companies, and it is an Open Source product that anyone can use without purchasing a license. It is supported by recent browsers from Netscape and MS; although IE supports a subset, which MS calls JSCRIPT.  "Within HTML, JAVASCRIPT reigns supreme and is the default script. It has C++ and JAVA like structures and can port some of the C/C++ and JAVA code. JAVASCRIPT basically extends the HTML language, but it's scope seems confined to the browser".  http://javascript.com  http://javascript.internet.com

Related languages
LiveScript JAVASCRIPT   Renaming


  • Eichs, Brendan (1998) Eichs, Brendan "Making Web Pages Come Alive" TechVision column (June 24 1998) at NS website Extract: Anecdote
  • Marc Andreessen (1998) Marc Andreessen "Innovators of the Net: Brendan Eich and Javascript" TechVision column (June 24 1998) at NS website
  • Danny Goodman, Brendan Eich (2001) Danny Goodman, Brendan Eich "JavaScript Bible, Gold Edition" John Wiley & Sons NY 2001 Extract: LiveScript becomes JavaScript Extract: JavaScript: A Language for All
  • Brockmeier, Joe (2002) Brockmeier, Joe "The Problem with JavaScript" NewsFactor Network Report December 17, 2002
  • (2002) Library of Congress Subject Headings J39
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