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
Chess Poetry Aaron Tucker, Jody Miller Acoli, English 2014
Chinese Cocklepickers Dave Miller 2005
Cierniste diody / Thorny diods Leszek Onak Polish 2014
Clues Robert Kendall English 2002
CO2GLE Joana Moll English 2014
concrete_machine Johannes Auer English, German 2003
Consumição: variação palavrofágica digital Diogo Marques, Carolina Martins, João Santa Cruz Portuguese 2017
Contemporary Japanese Poetry Generator Nodoka Shinonome English, Japanese 2016
coraçãocabeça Augusto de Campos Portuguese 1980
Cryptext and Nomencluster Jason Nelson English
dadaoverload Beat Suter, René Bauer English 2017
Days of JavaMoon Duc Thuan English 2000
Der XLI. Libes-Kuß Quirinus Kuhlmann German 1671
Dérivepedia Talan Memmott English 2016
Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw Donna Leishman English 2004
Die Aaleskorte der Ölig Dirk Günther, Frank Klötgen German 1998
Dig Steve Duffy English 2010
Dwarf Fortress Zach Adams, Tarn Adams English 2006
e-lit? Gonzo Gaard 2016
Eight Short Talks About Islands ...and by islands I mean paragraphs J. R. Carpenter English 2014
El 27 || The 27th Eugenio Tisselli English, Spanish (Castilian) 2013
El Poema que Cruzò el Atlántico María Mencía English, French, Spanish (Castilian) 2017
Enigma n Jim Andrews Chinese, English, Finnish, French, Spanish (Castilian) 1998
Entre Ville J. R. Carpenter English 2006
Epiglobis Alexander Mouton 2007
Eroica: A Hypermedia Fiction Eugene Garber, Lynn Hassan English
Estou Vivo e Escrevo Sol Rui Torres Portuguese 2016
Et puis, tu meurs Jason Nelson French 2016
Etheric Ocean J. R. Carpenter English 2014
Everything Is Going To Be OK :) Chris Rodley, Andrew Burrell English 2013
Evolution Johannes Heldén, Håkan Jonson English, Swedish 2013
Excerpts from the Chronicles of Pookie & JR J. R. Carpenter Catalan (Valencian), English, Portuguese, Spanish (Castilian) 2009
ExtraPhysical Worlds Bluescreen French 2001
Fantasia breve, a palavra-espuma Rui Torres Portuguese 2016
Feed Robert Kendall English 2008
For the Natural Death of the Work of Art Johannes Auer English, German 2001
Fragments of Distances Jaka Železnikar English 2010
Fred & George Flourish Klink English 2011
Frequency Scott Rettberg English 2009
Fuora Grenen Siri Austeen Norwegian (Bokmål) 2006
Future Lore Filip J. Falk English 2018
Garaż w Tokio Scott Rettberg Polish 2009
Gerador de Homeóstatos Rui Torres, Nuno F. Ferreira Portuguese 2015
Ghost Moons Deena Larsen English 2000
Give Me Your Light David Jhave Johnston English 2011
Gladiator Simulator Filip J. Falk English 2019
Goggi Jón Örn Loðmfjörð English, Finnish, Icelandic 2008
Going through the Signs Deena Larsen, Jody Zellen 2006
Gorge J. R. Carpenter English 2010
Gorgeous Twist Susanne Dirks Dahl English 2014

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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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Sumeya Hassan