What You Should Already Know
Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
- HTML / XHTML
- A scripting language is a lightweight programming language
Java (developed by Sun Microsystems) is a powerful and much more complex programming language - in the same category as C and C++.
The Real Name is ECMAScript
The language was invented by Brendan Eich at Netscape (with Navigator 2.0), and has appeared in all Netscape and Microsoft browsers since 1996.
The development of ECMA-262 started in 1996, and the first edition of was adopted by the ECMA General Assembly in June 1997.
The standard was approved as an international ISO (ISO/IEC 16262) standard in 1998.
The development of the standard is still in progress.