Happy birthday JavaScript

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Seems like only yesterday that I discovered this strange yet exciting new language for the web. Boy, have we come a very long way since that crude beginning twenty years ago! Thank you so very much for making my life a more enjoyable adventure into the unknown.

"Originally just a sidekick scripting language for Java, created at Netscape in a ten-day hack, it was shipped first as a de facto Web standard and eventually became the world's most widely used programming language..."

"...In 2020, the World Wide Web is ubiquitous with over a billion websites accessible from billions of Web-connected devices. Each of those devices runs a Web browser or similar program which is able to process and display pages from those sites. The majority of those pages embed or load source code written in the JavaScript programming language..."

"...In 2020, JavaScript is arguably the world's most broadly deployed programming language."

Read more about it here: JavaScript: The First 20 Years.

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