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JavaScript

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Category: Technology (53)

Launched in 1994.

Countries: (83%), United States (12%), Netherlands (2%)

Main connections: ECMAScript, Netscape, HTML5

Linked to: Netscape, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Mozilla

 

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1994

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


1995

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


1996

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


1997

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


1998

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


1999

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


2000

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


2004

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


2006

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


2007

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


2008

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


2009

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


2011

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


2012

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


2013

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


2015

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

 

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


2016

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


2017

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