How JavaScript was created?

NCSA’s Mosaic was the first popular browser, which released in 1993. After a year, in 1994, Netscape was founded, which came with the web browser Netscape Navigator It gained a lot of popularity in the 1990s. Many Mosaic authors worked for Navigator.

Considering the need for users and market trend, Netscape realized that the Web should be more dynamic. Netscape hired Brendan Eich in 1995

In 1995, Netscape hired Brendan Eich to implement Scheme in the browser. But, Netscape collaborated with Sun to include Java, in Navigator. Netscape wanted to have a scripting language with a syntax similar to Java. Brendan Eich wrote a prototype one in 10 days, in May 1995. It was given the name Mocha.

The name Mocha was chosen by Marc Andreessen, the Netscape founder. The name was changed to LiveScript in September 1995. In the same year, December, it received a trademark license from Sun and the name JavaScript came into the picture. So, JavaScript came in 1995 by Eich.

Updated on: 02-Jan-2020


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