The Future of JavaScript

Gary Bernhardt in his talk on the birth and death of JavaScript touches on these points.

JavaScript was originally developed in 10 days in May 1995 by Brendan Eich as a “good enough” solution without giving it long-term thought. This lead to shortcomings inJavaScript as programming language today.

The future of web applications is to take a low-level development environment, where any number of languages can be compiled (translated) to a uniform machine-friendly syntax, which for an operating system like Windows or OSX is asssembly language or ASM .

Browsers don’t really have a bytecode assembly language in this sense. However a future meta-language linked to JavaScript will eventually have more users and have its own life. JavaScript will no longer be pervasive because there will be this better alternative.