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JavaScript: The First 20 Years

by Allen Wirfs-Brock, Brendan Eich

JavaScript: The First 20 Years

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Book Description

How a sidekick scripting language for Java, created at Netscape in a ten-day hack, ships first as a de facto Web standard and eventually becomes the world's most widely used programming language. This paper tells the story of the creation, design, evolution, and standardization of the JavaScript language over the period of 1995-2015. But the story is not only about the technical details of the language. It is also the story of how people and organizations competed and collaborated to shape the JavaScript language which dominates the Web of 2020.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download JavaScript: The First 20 Years ebook for free in PDF format (5.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Part 1
The Origins of JavaScript
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
JavaScript 1.0 and 1.1
Chapter 4
Microsoft JScript
Chapter 5
From Mocha to SpiderMonkey
Chapter 6
Interlude: Critics6
Part 2
Creating a Standard
Chapter 7
Finding a Venue
Chapter 8
The First TC39 Meeting

Book Details

JavaScript: The First 20 Years
Computer Science
ACM Digital Library
PDF Size
5.2 MB

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