INF310: Modern JS, Fall 2017 > A short history of JavaScript
A short history of JavaScript
1995 - The beginning
  • Brendan Eich creates the first version of JavaScript for Netscape.
1997 - JScript
  • Microsoft reverse engineer the language and adds it to Internet Explorer.
1999 - ES3
  • The first standard version of the language is released through ECMA.
2002 - JSLint
  • Douglas Crockford creates the JLint static analysis tools.
2005 - AJAX
  • Jessy James Garrett coined the term AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML)
2006 - JQuery
  • John Resig releases the first version of jQuery.
  • Joe Hewitt releases the first version of FireBug.
2008 - V8
  • Google release Chrome with the V8 JS engine.
  • Douglas Crockford publishes "The good parts"
2009 - NodeJS
  • Ryan Dahl releases the first version of node.js
  • Jeremy Ashkenas releases the first version of CoffeeScript
  • The TC39 committee publishes the ES5 language specification
2010 - Closure compiler
  • Google release the Google Closure Compiler
  • Google release the first version of AngularJS
  • StrongLoop release the first version of the Express framework
2013
  • First release of the johny-five micro-controller framework
  • Facebook release the first version of React
  • Microsoft release the first version of TypeScript
  • Ben Alman releases the first version of the Grunt build tool
2014
  • First release of the Gulp build tool
  • Evan You releases the first version of the Vue framework
2015 - ES6 (ES2015)
  • Dan Abramov releases the first version of Redux
  • Facebook release the first version of the Flow type checker
  • The TC39 committee publishes the ES6 language specification.
2017 - ES8 (ES2017)
  • The TC39 committee publishes the ES8 language specification.
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