CHAPTER 11

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The Future of JavaScript

We have taken quite the tour of JavaScript in this book. It is clear that JavaScript is a language in transition. From its humble beginnings as something of a toy language, JavaScript has ascended to the level of an enterprise-critical language. In the process, the seams have begun to show and, frankly, come somewhat loose. When developers from more mature languages come to JavaScript, they often marvel at what we have accomplished, given JavaScript’s limitations. They are given to wonder at how the language got so far, and whether it will improve in the future.

JavaScript’s “graduating class” of 1995 has some ...

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