JavaScript

Platform/Software
Year initiated: 
1995
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Description: 

JavaScript (JS) is a dynamic computer programming language. It is most commonly used as part of Web browsers, whose implementations allow client-side scripts to interact with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and alter the document content that is displayed. It is also used in server-side network programming with runtime environments such as Node.js, game development and the creation of desktop and mobile applications. With the rise of the single-page Web app and JavaScript-heavy sites, it is increasingly being used as a compile target for source-to-source compilers from both dynamic languages and static languages. In particular,Emscripten and highly optimised JIT compilers, in tandem with asm.js that is friendly to AOT compilers likeOdinMonkey, have enabled C and C++ programs to be compiled into JavaScript and execute at near-native speeds, making JavaScript be considered the "assembly language of the Web", according to its creator and others.

(Source: Wikipedia) 

Works Developed in this Platform:

Work titlesort descending Author Language Year
...and by islands I mean paragraphs J. R. Carpenter English 2013
11 Ways to Escape the Symbolic Field Andreas Maria Jacobs Dutch, English 2013
113983 (wild demo) Piotr Marecki, Leszek Onak English 2017
1_100 Bruno Ministro English 2016
23:40 Das Gedächtnis Guido Grigat German 1997
4079 Zuzana Husárová, Ľubomír Panák English 2011
54 61 72 6F 6B 6F Roman Kalinovski 2014
8 Brincadeiras para Salette Tavares Rui Torres Portuguese 2010
<? echo [THE_SIGNIFIER] ?> Duc Thuan 2002
@DeleuzeGuattari, Rhiz-o-Mat, PoMoBot Anonymous English 1996
a as in dog Dan Waber English 2007
A is for Apple David Clark English 2002
A Modern Harvest Jason Nelson English 2013
A Nervous System Jason Nelson English 2015
A Travel Guide Allison Parrish English 2014
About Time Rob Swigart English 2001
AdLiPo Daniel C. Howe English 2014
Afeeld Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz English 2017
aktra Álvaro Seiça Portuguese 2014
Aleph Null Jim Andrews 2011
Alexandrins au Greffoir Jacques Roubaud, Marcel Bénabou French 1985
Along the Briny Beach J. R. Carpenter English 2011
An Ocean of Static J. R. Carpenter English 2018
And the Robot Horse You Rode In On Anna Anthropy English 2014
Argot, Ogre, OK! Andrew Plotkin 2011
Assoziations-Blaster / Association Blaster Alvar C.H. Freude English, German 1999
AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS Christy Dena English 2013
Bacterias Argentinas Santiago Ortiz Spanish (Castilian) 2004
Baila Loss Pequeño Glazier English, Spanish (Castilian) 2006
Beneath Floes Kevin Snow English 2015
Berlioz Ted Warnell English 2000
best.hello Kathleen Ottinger English 2014
Blind Side of a Secret Thomas Swiss, Nils Mühlenbruch, Yoshi Sodeoka, Motomichi Nakamura Dutch, English, French 2007
Blue Hyacinth Jim Andrews, Pauline Masurel English 2002
Blue Velvet David Theo Goldberg, Stefka Hristova English 2006
Bluzgator generator Paweł Kozioł Polish
C()n Du It Katarzyna Giełżyńska Polish 2012
Cantoos Dan Waber English 2010
carrier (becoming symborg) Damien Everett, Melinda Rackham English 1999
Catalogue: Nothingness Kate Armstrong English 2003
Ceci n'est pas un Nike Giselle Beiguelman English, Portuguese 2002
changeEverything Serge Bouchardon, Vincent Volckaert, Hervé Zénouda English 2011
Channel of the North Alfred Marseille, Jan Baeke Dutch, English 2012
charNG Edde Addad English 2011
Chess Poetry Aaron Tucker, Jody Miller English 2014
Chinese Cocklepickers Dave Miller 2005
Cierniste diody / Thorny diods Leszek Onak Polish 2014
Clues Robert Kendall English 2002
concrete_machine Johannes Auer English, German 2003
Contemporary Japanese Poetry Generator Nodoka Shinonome English, Japanese 2016

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Version history (text): 

JavaScript was originally developed by Brendan Eich, while working for Netscape Communications Corporation. While competing with Microsoft for user adoption of Web technologies and platforms, Netscape considered their client-server offering a distributed OS with a portable version of Sun Microsystems' Java providing an environment in which applets could be run. Because Java was a competitor of C++ and aimed at professional programmers, Netscape also wanted a lightweight interpreted language that would complement Java by appealing to nonprofessional programmers, like Microsoft's Visual Basic. 

Although it was developed under the name Mocha, the language was officially called LiveScript when it first shipped in beta releases of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in September 1995, but it was renamed JavaScript. when it was deployed in the Netscape browser version 2.0B3.

The change of name from LiveScript to JavaScript roughly coincided with Netscape adding support for Java technology in its Netscape Navigator Web browser. The final choice of name caused confusion, giving the impression that the language was a spin-off of the Java programming language, and the choice has been characterized as a marketing ploy by Netscape to give JavaScript the cachet of what was then the hot new Web programming language.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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