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History of JavaScript

In 1995, Brendan EichAn American computer programmer who cofounded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation., invented JavaScript and came to be known as the father of JavaScript. Eich worked at Netscape Communications and was asked to develop a scheme for the Mozilla Firefox browser. There was a huge need for web pages to become dynamic, interactive, and responsive. Back then, web pages were pretty simple and straightforward.

Initially, JavaScript was released as a scripting language for small client-side tasks in the browser, while Java was promoted as a bigger professional tool to develop rich web components. Many of the traits of JavaScript, such as the object model and its functional features, were already present in its first version.

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