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The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

A comprehensive look at JavaScript's development and what lies ahead

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What’s next for JavaScript? Its phenomenal rise from a simple client-side scripting tool to a versatile and flexible programming language exceeded everyone’s expectations. Now, hopes and expectations for JavaScript’s future are considerable.

In this insightful report, Dr. Axel Rauschmayer explains how the combination of several technologies and opportunities in the past 15 years turned JavaScript’s fortunes. With that as a backdrop, he provides a detailed look at proposed new features and fixes in the next version, ECMAScript.next, and then presents his own JavaScript wish list—such as an integrated IDE.

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On Sep 17 Alejandro Mancilla wrote: "The Past, Present and Future of Javascript" by Axel Rauschmayern; O’Reilly Media
Dr. Axel Rauschmayern is a consultant and trainer for Javascript, web technologies, and information management. In this report, he examines the Javascript programming language from three different angles: The Past, The Present and The Future. Full Review  >

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