The History of the JS Language
Alongside HTML and CSS, JS actually represents one of the three core programming languages used in web development. Just to be absolutely clear about what a crucial language this is for the web development ecosystem, as of late 2023, JS is being used as a client-side programming language by 98.8% of all websites, according to a report by W3Techs.
⬛ Birth at Netscape (1995):
⬛ Browser Wars and Standardization (1996-1997):
⬛ DOM and DHTML (1997-2000):
⬛ AJAX and Web 2.0 (Early 2000s):
⬛ ECMAScript 5 and 6 (2009-2015):
ECMAScript 5, released in 2009, brought significant improvements and introduced features like strict mode, JSON support and new methods for arrays and objects. ECMAScript 6 (also known as ES6 or ECMAScript 2015) introduced major enhancements, including let and const for variable declarations, arrow functions, classes and modules.
⬛ Node.js (2009):
User Interface (UI) Development:
Server-Side Web Development:
Mobile App Development:
Single Page Applications (SPAs):
JS is a core language for building SPAs, where a single HTML page is dynamically updated as the user interacts with the application. Frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue.js simplify the development of SPAs by providing structured architectures.
Web APIs and Integration:
Web Game Development:
The Bottom Line
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