His name was Brendan Eich, and he worked for Netscape Communications Corporation(now Mozilla Firefox). In 1995, Netscape was developing a web browser called Netscape Navigator, which was one of the first web browsers available to the public. Eich was tasked with creating a scripting language that would allow developers to add functionality to web pages.
But he had a problem. He only had ten days to complete the task. Undaunted, Eich rolled up his sleeves and got to work. He based the language on a simpler version of another programming language called Scheme, and in just ten days, he created a new language that would change the web forever.
"It was a marketing ploy," Eich later said. "It was all about the buzzwords at the time. Java was hot, and we wanted to piggyback on its success."
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