Brendan Eich and The Origin Of JavaScript

And I was actually working around the clock, because I realized in order to do what became JavaScript, I had to not only show that we could make a language work in the browser, I had to show that it wasn’t redundant with respect to Java, which was the big deal with Sun that was brewing that led to this whole, “Oh sorry. We didn’t really mean Scheme in the browser. We’re doing something with Java.

— Brendan Eich

JavaScript Jabber podcast has an interview with Brendan Eich on the origin of JavaScript.


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