Lesson 1. ECMAScript specification and the proposal process

In this lesson you will learn about the origins of JavaScript and the difference between JavaScript and ECMAScript. Since this book is about the new features introduced starting with ES2015 and later, in this lesson you’ll learn about how those new features get proposed for the language and the process of how those proposals become part of the language specification.

1.1. A brief history of ECMAScript

JavaScript was originally created at Netscape in 1995. Later the language was submitted to Ecma International for standardization, and ECMAScript First Edition was published in 1997. Ecma International used to be known as The European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA), but changed ...

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