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September 23, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 15


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Feature Article - Programming
JavaScript 101

Let's explore exactly what JavaScript is (and is not).

mike_faustWritten by Mike Faust

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from the MC Press book JavaScript for the Business Developer.


The JavaScript language was developed by a Netscape programmer named Brendan Eich. Originally called LiveScript, it was introduced with Netscape Navigator version 2.0 in September 1995. In December of that year, LiveScript was renamed JavaScript because of the scripting language's similarity in structure to Java. In July of 1996, Microsoft introduced its port of JavaScript (called Jscript) as a component of Internet Explorer 3.0. The Netscape and Microsoft implementations of JavaScript, even today, have significant differences in their object models. (You'll learn about these differences a little later in this chapter.) Today, JavaScript offers a robust client-side language for creating dynamic and vibrant browser-based applications.


Featured News
The IBM i Manifest Initiative Comes to the U.S.

Written by IBM i Manifest PR Team 

The IBM i Manifest initiative that started in Japan earlier this year has come to the United States. With the launch of the IBM i Manifest U.S. Web site ( earlier this month, the initiative has made its official call for participation here in North America. The initiative is made up of IBM i users, customers, resellers and ISVs who have come together to revitalize the IBM i marketplace. 


Featured News
Anticipating Hurricane Irene

Editor's Note: The head of customer care at Vision Solutions offers his account of events surrounding one of the most financially devastating North American weather-related events of 2011 as told by writer Robert Gast.

By the evening of Friday, August 26, the inhabitants of a long stretch of the eastern seaboard all had something in common: There was a likely chance there lives would be greatly impacted by a destructive hurricane. On that day, a record number of viewers were glued to the Weather Channel to watch the offspring of a distant tropical cyclone swell into a 600 mile-wide hurricane; with prolonged wind speeds in excess of 111 miles per hour.


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