In the year of 1985, A kid named Brendan Eich graduated from Illinois college. He got a job at Silicon Graphics Intentional which invents in GPU. He worked there for seven years until the browser world started.
In the year 1994, Marc and Jim came together to start their company Netscape. First, they named it MCom but renamed the company to Netscape after Mosaic filed a legal action against the name. Netscape was the first browser. In the initial days, Netscape used java plugins to build the browsers. They hired Brendan to implements browsers scheme.
Use of java in the browser was becoming a curse for Netscape as Sun, the company which owns Java rights was pressuring them in different ways possible.
One day in a team meeting, Brendan suggested on creating a language which could
1. reduce complexity of broswer
2. Simplify the script of browser
Netscape team liked his suggestion and asked him to show some sample results.
When Sun came to know that Netscape had created a new language LiveScript. They rushed to Netscape office and offered them to use the first name as Java for LiveScript. To convince Netscape, they said, Java has a popular name in the market which will boost LiveScript ’s fame.
Browser war & Birth of Mozilla
As Microsoft, jumped into the browser war with Netscape with JScript. To fight back Internet Explorer, Netscape created a Mozilla browser. Yet, Internet Explorer 4 changed the tide of browser war as it got integrated with all Microsoft Operating Systems. It had made IE the most used browser. Nevertheless, this didn’t make the Mozilla team lose their faith and they kept improving Mozilla.
Special thanks to Vignesh Viswanathan for course audit !!