Brendan Eich on JavaScript at 17 - O'Reilly Fluent 2012





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Published on May 30, 2012

Almost two decades after the birth of JavaScript, its creator gives a whirlwind history of the language with stories (and dirt!) dished out from each era. What worked well for JavaScript and what has continued to make developers groan? What's coming in ES6 and where next for the JavaScript community? Answers to these questions and more from as authoritative a source as it gets.

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Brendan is responsible for architecture and the technical direction of Mozilla. He is charged with authorizing module owners, owning architectural issues of the source base and writing the roadmap that outlines the direction of the Mozilla project.

Brendan created JavaScript, did the work through Navigator 4.0, and helped carry it through international standardization. Before Netscape, he wrote operating system and network code for SGI; and at MicroUnity, wrote micro-kernel and DSP code, and did the first MIPS R4K port of gcc, the GNU C compiler.

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