A brief history of JavaScript

Netscape Navigator market share (source)
Sun did have a browser in 1995 before the Netscape partnership, but it was slow and resource hungry. (source)
  • the aforementioned marketing ploy,
  • time-compressed initial development,
  • a prejudice that development for the Web was not “serious”,
  • the ubiquitous and “unbreakable” deployment environment (the Web), and
  • the inclusion of language design elements unfamiliar to most developers


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