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Knowledge Identifier: $JavaScript



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Category: Technology (53)

Launched in 1994.

Countries: (84%), United States (11%), Netherlands (2%)

Main connections: ECMAScript, Netscape, HTML5

Linked to: Netscape, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Mozilla




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Netscape introduced an implementation of the language for server-side scripting with Netscape Enterprise Server in December, 1994, soon after releasing JavaScript for browsers add something


Web application - In 1995, Netscape introduced a client-side scripting language called JavaScript allowing programmers to add some dynamic elements to the user interface that ran on the client side


Web application - In 1995, Netscape introduced a client-side scripting language called JavaScript allowing programmers to add some dynamic elements to the user interface that ran on the client side


World Wide Web - JavaScript is a scripting language that was initially developed in 1995 by Brendan Eich, of Netscape, for use within web pages


Mozilla - SpiderMonkey is the original JavaScript engine developed by Brendan Eich when he invented JavaScript in 1995 as a developer at Netscape


ECMAScript - In December 1995, Sun Microsystems and Netscape announced JavaScript in a press release


Microsoft's webserver, Internet Information Server, introduced support for server-side scripting in JavaScript with the release of version 3,0, in 1996 add something


Adobe Flash - Macromedia upgraded the Flash system significantly from 1996 to 1999, adding MovieClips, JavaScript , Alpha transparency, and other features


ECMAScript - In March 1996, Netscape Navigator 2,0 was released, featuring support for JavaScript


Microsoft introduced JavaScript support in its own web browser, Internet Explorer, in version 3,0, released in August 1996 add something


Cascading Style Sheets - In August 1996 Netscape Communication Corporation presented an alternative style sheet language called JavaScript Style Sheets


In November 1996, Netscape announced that it had submitted JavaScript to Ecma International for consideration as an industry standard, and subsequent work resulted in the standardized version named ECMAScript add something


ECMAScript - Netscape delivered JavaScript to Ecma International for standardization and the work on the specification, ECMA-262, began in November 1996


Pop-up ad - A pop-under ad involves two very simple JavaScript technologies introduced in 1997 with the Netscape 2,0B3 browser


In June 1997, Ecma International published the first edition of the ECMA-262 specification add something


In June 1998, some modifications were made to adapt it to the ISO/IEC-16262 standard, and the second edition was released add something


Ajax (programming) - In 1999, Microsoft used its iframe technology to dynamically update the news stories and stock quotes on the default page for Internet Explorer, and created the XMLHTTP ActiveX control in Internet Explorer 5, which was later adopted by Mozilla, Safari, Opera and other browsers as the XMLHttpRequest JavaScript object


JSDoc - The earliest example of using a Javadoc-like syntax to document $ JavaScript was released in 1999 with the Netscape/Mozilla project Rhino, a JavaScript run-time system written in Java


The third edition of ECMA-262 was published on December 1999 add something


ECMAScript - JScript added new date methods to alleviate the Year 2000 problem caused by the JavaScript methods that were based on the Java "Date" class


Netscape - On October 12, 2004, the popular developer website Netscape DevEdge was shut down by AOL. DevEdge was an important resource for Internet-related technologies, maintaining definitive documentation on the Netscape browser, documentation on associated technologies like HTML and JavaScript, and popular articles written by industry and technology leaders such as Danny Goodman


Pharming - A scenario involving malicious JavaScript that changes the router's DNS server is called "drive-by pharming" and demonstrated by Stamm, Ramzan and Jakobsson in a December 2006 technical report


Unobtrusive JavaScript - For the Paris Web Conference in 2007, Christian Heilmann identified seven rules of Unobtrusive JavaScript


Gmail - During the week of January 18, 2008, Google released an update that changed the way Gmail loads JavaScript


Safari (web browser) - On June 2, 2008, the WebKit development team announced SquirrelFish, a new JavaScript engine that vastly improves Safari's speed at interpreting scripts


Google Chrome - On September 3, 2008, Mozilla responded by stating that their own TraceMonkey JavaScript engine , was faster than Chrome's V8 engine in some tests


In January 2009, the CommonJS project was founded with the goal of specifying a common standard library mainly for JavaScript development outside the browser add something


The fifth edition was released in December 2009 add something


Google Analytics - However, Google introduced asynchronous JavaScript code in December 2009 to reduce the risk of slowing the loading of pages tagged with the ga


Google Marketing Platform - However, Google introduced asynchronous JavaScript code in December 2009 to reduce the risk of slowing the loading of pages tagged with the ga


HTML5 - Animation is possible using JavaScript and HTML 4, and within SVG elements through SMIL, although browser support of the latter remains uneven as of 2011


Telerik - Telerik introduced support for HTML5 and JavaScript in 2011 with its ://www


Telerik - Telerik introduced support for HTML5 and JavaScript in 2011 with its ://www


The current edition of the ECMAScript standard is 5,1, released in June 2011 add something


Google Play - Hackers at Black Hat in 2012 claimed to have found a way to circumvent the Blocker system by creating a seemingly benign application that used a JavaScript exploit to turn into an app capable of stealing contacts, SMS messages, and photos


SimCity (1989 video game) - In 2013, a browser-based version was released, ported using JavaScript and HTML5, as "micropolisJS"


Tor (anonymity network) - In August 2013, it was discovered that the Firefox browsers in many older versions of the Tor Browser Bundle were vulnerable to a JavaScript attack, as NoScript was not enabled by default


Internet Explorer - Microsoft claim that Internet Explorer 11, running the WebKit Sunspider JavaScript Benchmark, is the fastest browser as of 15 October 2013


JQuery - As of 2015, jQuery remains the most widely used JavaScript library on the Web.


JSLint - In 2015, a comparison published by SitePoint, recommended ESLint above JSLint, JSHint and JSCS. In 2016, CodeKit praised ESLint for "finding more issues", being "far more configurable", and being "the industry standard" for JavaScript syntax checkers


Libscore - Top JavaScript library data as of May 17th, 2015


The current edition of the ECMAScript standard is 6, released in June 2015 add something


Content Security Policy - In January 2016, another method was published, which leverages server-wide CSP whitelisting to exploit old and vulnerable versions of JavaScript libraries hosted at the same server


Google Cardboard - In March 2016, Google released VR View, an expansion of the Cardboard SDK allowing developers to embed 360-degree VR content on a web page or in a mobile app, across desktop, Android, and iOS. The Javascript and HTML code for web publishing VR content is open source and available on GitHub, allowing developers to self-host their content


The current version is ECMAScript 7, released in June 2016 add something


Npm (software) - There are a number of open-source alternatives to npm for installing modular JavaScript, including ied, pnpm, npm-install, npmd, and Yarn, the last of which was released by Facebook in October 2016


In 2017 a JavaScript based attack via browser was demonstrated that could bypass ASLR add something


The current version is ECMAScript 2017, released in June 2017 add something


Guido van Rossum - As of October 2017, it was the second most popular language on GitHub, a social coding website, behind Javascript and ahead of Java


Equifax - On 13 October 2017, the attack was revealed to have been performed by hijacking third-party analytics JavaScript from Digital River brand FireClick