The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

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.Understand the key role that XMLHttpRequest, JSON, jQuery, V8, Node.js, and other advances playedExamine proposed fixes for ECMAScript.next through code examplesDiscover how JavaScript is becoming a better target for compilersExplore the technologies that will help JavaScript provide support for concurrencyLearn how HTML5 is a compelling platform for JavaScript in web, mobile, and desktop applicationsDr. Rauschmayer is a consultant and trainer for JavaScript, web technologies, and information management.

Author: Axel Rauschmayer

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