JavaScript version history

This section talked a bit about JS history, including:

  • JS was introduced in 1995 by good ol' Netscape!

  • In '96, Netscape submitted JS to Ecma (a standards-developing org)

  • In '97, Ecma released the first version of a scripting language called ECMAScript or ES

  • Basically: if you want to make a new app/program, use JavaScript. If you want to make a new scripting language, follow the ECMAScript guidelines.

  • When you see JavaScript ES6 or just ES6mentioned, it means that the particular version of JS is following specs in the 6th edition of ECMAScript

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