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03 August
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A language made in 10 days, now used by millions: a brief history of JavaScript

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JavaScript is one of today’s most popular programming languages, however there were interesting twists in its history. It was created at Netscape in 1995. Originally known as Mocha, the name was chosen by Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape. Netscape wanted to make its own tiny programming language that runs right in the browser, instead of having to make up new HTML tags. Netscape wanted an easier-to-understand and accessible language to work for the web browser since Java was the dominant programming language of that time and was difficult to learn. Brendan Eich, a new hire at NetScape, created a brand new language in 10 days (most programming languages take years to create), what we know today as JavaScript. This seemingly haphazardly-created language seemed doomed from the beginning.

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20 April
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5 Common Programming Languages – What You Should Know about Them

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There are hundreds and hundreds of programming languages. Do we really need all these programming languages? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular programming languages of 2015 and the applications built by them.

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