Do you konw the JavaScript’s real name

Blue-Toy-48x48 JavaScript is the most popular scripting language on the internet, and works in all major browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, and Opera.Virtually every personal computer in the world has at least one JavaScript interpreter installed on it and in active use. JavaScript’s popularity is due entirely to its role as the scripting language of the WWW . JavaScript is so popular,But…do you know the real name of JavaScript?

Yes,JavaScript’s official name is “ECMAScript”. The standard is developed and maintained by the ECMA organisation.ECMA-262 is the official JavaScript standard. The standard is based on JavaScript (Netscape) and JScript (Microsoft). The language was invented by Brendan Eich at Netscape (with Navigator 2.0), and has appeared in all Netscape and Microsoft browsers since 1996.

The development of ECMA-262 started in 1996, and the first edition of was adopted by the ECMA General Assembly in June 1997. The standard was approved as an international ISO (ISO/IEC 16262) standard in 1998.

Most of the people writing in JavaScript are not programmers. They lack the training and discipline to write good programs. JavaScript has so much expressive power that they are able to do useful things in it, anyway. This has given JavaScript a reputation of being strictly for the amateurs, that it is not suitable for professional programming. This is simply not the case.

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2 Responses to “Do you konw the JavaScript’s real name”

  1. Binny V A says:

    When I read the question in the title I thought it was Oak – but thats the first name of Java – not JavaScript.

  2. JSFans says:

    Nearly absolutely wrong!
    JavaScript’s real name was Mocha, and later LiveScript.
    JavaScript was originally designed by Brendan Eich from Netscape.
    It was then submitted to ECMA and get standardized as ECMAScript.
    Microsoft developed their own version of ECMAScript–called JScript–and implemented it in their legendary browser, Internet Explorer (and in Windows via WScript Host, I guess).
    Adobe (formerly Macromedia) has another version named Action Script; implemented in Adobe Flash and Flash Player.
    And don’t forget that Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have ECMAScript built-in (it’s called Rhino, if I’m not wrong).

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