6th Jan, 2021 | 1100 Words | 7 Min Read
Many years ago, back in 1995, a browser called Netscape Navigator (sounded like a story already;). The internet connectivity was rather very slow as people used dial-up connections using telephone lines and modems. So when you were supposed to fill a form on a website, which was usually coded using a language like Perl, the validation of any form's input fields required a full round trip to the server.
Brendan Eich (then a developer at Netscape Navigator) was assigned to develop this new scripting language, which was then named Mocha. This was intended to be released as a part of Netscape Navigator 2. Mocha was later renamed to LiveScript before the release of Netscape Navigator 2. Netscape Communications then allied with Sun Microsystems, which was then really pushing hard for promoting Java.
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