JavaScript

One of the three main languages of web pages:

  • HTML -- content
  • CSS -- presentation
  • Javascript -- behaviour

  • Developed in 1995 by Brendan Eich at Netscape
  • Initially called Livescript
  • 1996 renamed JavaScript
  • Has NOTHING to do with SUN’s Java
  • 1997 ECMAScript
  • Prefered name is JavaScript
  • 1999 ECMAScript 3
  • 2009 ECMAScript 5
  • Interpreted / Scripting language. Needs web browser, with it’s own internal javascript engine
  • Client side. Files are sent to and executed on the client browser (as opposed to server side)

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