JavaScript

Platform/Software
Year initiated: 
1995
Record Status: 
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
Occupy London (with Cartoons) Dave Miller 2011
Oko na Donbas Mariusz Pisarski Polish 2016
Once Upon a Tide J. R. Carpenter English 2015
OneSmallStep: a MySpace LuvStory Mark Cooley English 2006
Opacity Serge Bouchardon, Leonard Dumas, Vincent Volckaert, Hervé Zénouda English 2012
Oratorio - Encantação pelo Rio André Vallias Portuguese 2003
Otte forsøk på at forstå hvad en bog er Morten Søndergaard Danish 2001
Out My Window: Interactive Views From the Global Highrise Czech, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Castilian), Turkish
Outrances Thomas H. Crofts, Scott Itchikawa, James Dvorak 2009
panTVcon Gonzo Gaard English 2015
Peggy Jean-Hugues Réty English 1999
Penelope Alejandro Albornoz, Roderick Coover, Scott Rettberg English 2018
petite brosse à dépoussiérer la fiction Philippe Bootz French 2005
Pigeon Forge Zach Whalen English 2012
Plaintext Performance Bjørn Magnhildøen English 2006
poem.exe Liam Cooke English 2014
poema de pesquisa Antero de Alda Portuguese 2005
Poetracking Baptiste Ingrand, Florine Morestin, Jorge Andrés Gómez 2014
Poetrica Giselle Beiguelman Portuguese 2003
PONTOS: uma recombinação textual intermedial e transpoética Diogo Marques, Carolina Martins, Nuno Miguel Neves, João Santa Cruz Portuguese 2016
Postales Gabriela Golder French, Spanish (Castilian) 2000
Prosthesis Ian Hatcher English 2011
Protect the Poet Alan Bigelow English 2015
Quadrego Stefan Maskiewicz German 1996
Quing's Quest VII Dietrich Squinkifer English 2014
R Andy Campbell, Jacob Welby English 2012
Random By: A Text for Rocking and Reading Nick Montfort English 2015
Redeeming the Gene, Molding the Golem, Folding the Protein Sonya Rapoport English 2002
RedRidinghood Donna Leishman English 2001
Redshift & Portalmetal Micha Cárdenas English 2014
Remembering the Dead: Northern Ireland John Barber 2017
RestOration: Kalfarlein 18 Kathi Inman Berens, Alicia Cohen, Kerstin Juhlin, Eva Pfitzenmaier English 2014
Ring™ Log Mark Sample English 2019
RiTa Daniel C. Howe English 2009
Robert Coover Criticism Generator Scott Rettberg English 2010
Roland HT Vika Zafrin English 2002
Round Nick Montfort English 2014
Ruczaj - cyberżulerska gra ekonomiczna Leszek Onak Polish 2015
Sample Automatic Poem Félix Remírez Spanish (Castilian) 2009
ScareMail Ben Grosser English 2013
Scriptpoemas Antero de Alda Portuguese 2005
Searchsonata 181 Johannes Auer, Beat Suter, René Bauer English, German 2010
Seika no Kôshô Andrew Campana Japanese 2013
Semantic Disturbances Andreas Maria Jacobs English 2005
Shan Shui Qianxun Chen 2014
Sherwood Rise - the Augmented Book Dave Miller English 2013
Signal to Noise Ian Hatcher English 2007
Snaps Dirk Hine English 2000
Sonic Immersions and Sculptures Tony Vieira English 2016
Speeches Marek Pampuch Polish 1993

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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