JavaScript at 17

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Almost two decades after the birth of JavaScript, its creator gives a
whirlwind history of the language with stories (and dirt!) dished out
from each era. What worked well for JavaScript and what has continued
to make developers groan? What’s coming in ES6 and where next for the
JavaScript community? Answers to these questions and more from as
authoritative a source as it gets.

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Brendan Eich

JavaScript

Brendan Eich was founder and long-term CTO at Mozilla. He also served as SVP of engineering and briefly as CEO. Brendan is widely recognized for his enduring contributions to the Internet revolution. In 1995, he invented JavaScript (ECMAScript), the Internet’s most widely used programming language. He cofounded the Mozilla.org project in 1998, serving as chief architect, and has been a board member of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. Brendan helped launch the award-winning Firefox web browser in November 2004 and Thunderbird email client in December 2004.

Brendan holds a BS in math and computer science from Santa Clara University and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois.

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