History of JavaScript

JavaScript was developed by Brendan Erich at Netscape in may 1995. Under the name Mocha.

JavaScript name was changed to Live-script when it was first shipped in beta releases of Netscape Navigator in September 1995.

In Dec 1995, the Sun Micro system took over Live-script and changed its name to JavaScript.

JavaScript gained widespread success as a client side scripting language for web-page very quickly.

In Aug 1996, Microsoft introduced JavaScript supports in its own server, Internet Explorer 3.0, Microsoft web server, Internet Information server, also introduced supports for server-side scripting in JavaScript with release 3.0.

In Nov 1996, Netscape & Sun Micro system submitted JavaScript to European Computer Manufacturer Association (ECMA).

Several versions of JavaScript as JavaScript 1.0, JavaScript 1.1, JavaScript 1.2, JavaScript 1.4, JavaScript 1.4, JavaScript 1.5, JavaScript 1.6, JavaScript 1.7, JavaScript 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.8.2. The latest version is JavaScript 1.8.5 released in 2011.

JavaScript is supported by large number of browsers. Such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and Google chrome.

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