|Paradigm||event-driven, functional, imperative|
|Designed by||Brendan Eich initially, plus other key contributors to the ECMAScript specification|
|First appeared||December 4, 1995|
ECMAScript 2020 / June 2020
|Typing discipline||Dynamic, weak, duck|
|Java, Scheme, AWK, HyperTalk|
|TypeScript, CoffeeScript, AssemblyScript, ActionScript, Dart, Objective-J, Opa, Haxe|
Eich: The immediate concern at Netscape was it must look like Java.
originwas invoked but never defined (see the help page).
Eich: "function", eight letters, I was influenced by AWK.
deployedstatswas invoked but never defined (see the help page).
lib_usagewas invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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