The language JavaScript has an amazing history: from its conception as a refusal to port Java to the web and instead create low level to entry yet powerful programming language, to its now yearly release cycles and ability to power both front and back end web apps completely in JavaScript.

Watch the video below to see an animated history of JavaScript.

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