JavaScript

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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 ascending Author Language Year
⌰ [Total Runout] Ian Hatcher English 2015
Превратности кочевой жизни 1998
___Hallelujah NI_KA Japanese 2004
_][ad][Dressed in a Skin C.ode_ Mez Breeze English 2002
Yoko Engorged Eric Snodgrass English 2011
Yes, really Katharine Norman English 2008
Writing Tully Hansen English 2014
Worldwatchers Susanne Berkenheger, Gisela Müller German 2003
Windows 95 Loss Pequeño Glazier English 1998
White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares Loss Pequeño Glazier English, French, Spanish (Castilian) 1999
White-Faced Bromeliads on 20 Hectares Loss Pequeño Glazier English, Spanish (Castilian) 1999
Whispering Galleries Amaranth Borsuk, Brad Bouse English 2014
Webessay Karen Wagner, Charlotte Hansen Danish 2003
We Are Fragmented Amira Hanafi English
Wąwóz Taroko Piotr Marecki, Aleksandra Małecka Polish 2009
War Poems: Critical race theory and database narrative in digital public histories Joel William Beeson, Dana Coester English 2014
War Games Jennifer Ley English 2001
Wandering through Taroko Gorge James T. Burling English 2014
WALLPAPER Andy Campbell, Judi Alston English 2015
Walks from City Bus Routes J. R. Carpenter English 2015
Velo City Tina Escaja Basque, Catalan (Valencian), English, Galician, Mandarin, Spanish (Castilian) 2000
Untrace Serge Bouchardon, Clément Routier, Antoine Aufrechter, Elsa Chaudet English 2016
Una Página de Babel Nick Montfort 2015
Typeoms David Jhave Johnston English 2011
Two Roads Diverged Alan Bigelow English 2014
Tristessa Morten Skogly Norwegian (Bokmål)
Triolets Paul Braffort French 1985
Trilogy Lisa Bloomfield, Rod Moore, Katherine Haake English 2001
TransmoGrify Leonardo L. Flores English 2012
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE] J. R. Carpenter English 2011
Toy Garbage Talan Memmott English 2011
Toxi•City Scott Rettberg, Roderick Coover English 2014
Tokyo Garage Scott Rettberg English 2009
Tiny Star Fields Everest Pipkin English 2014
Time Train Dorothee Lang 2007
Three Rails Live Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg, Nick Montfort English 2011
This is a Picture of Wind J. R. Carpenter English 2018
They Have Large Eyes and Can See In All Directions Benjamin Laird English 2013
There he was, gone. J. R. Carpenter English 2012
The Unknown William Gillespie, Scott Rettberg, Dirk Stratton, Frank Marquardt English 1999
The Silent Numbers Matthew Kirkpatrick English 2016
The Required Field Jason Nelson 2015
The Readers Project John Cayley, Daniel C. Howe English 2010
The Quick Brown Fox (a Panagram) Alan Bigelow English 2011
The Precession Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey English 2009
The Poetry Cube Jason Nelson English 2007
The Pleasure of the Coast: A Hydro-graphic Novel J. R. Carpenter English, French 2019
The Obsolete Book in a Post-Obsolete World as Represented by a Post-Obsolete Book About Dance Miriam Suzanne English 2012
The Not Yet Named Jig Judy Malloy English 2014
The Montaigne Machine Eric LeMay English

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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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