Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
Creator, 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 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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Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
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* Whirlwind history, with dirt dished from each era (Netscape, the IE stagnation, the Ajax revolution, the modern era). * What worked well. * What didn't (JS WAT) * What's coming in ES6, and prototyped in Chrome and Firefox already. * Hot topic: JS as the universal virtual machine * Low-level typed JS (*JS) demos * Emscripten (C/C++ compiled to JS) demos *What's next Read more.
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Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
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