Timeline of JavaScript

Javascript

Creation

May 1994

JavaScript created by Brendan Eich in Netscape under the name Mocha.

Name Change

September 1995

Name change to LiveScript

Name Change

December 1995

Name change to JavaScript

Microsoft

1996

Microsoft introduces support for server-side scripting in JavaScript

Microsoft

1996

Microsoft introduces Javascript (JScript) support in Internet Explorer 3.0

Version 1.1

1996

Javascript 1.1 released

Version 1.2

1997

Javascript 1.2 released with Netscape 4.0

ECMA

1997

Javascript taken to ECMA to create standardization (ECMAScript released)

Version 1.4

1998

Javascript 1.4 released

ECMAScript3

1999

ECMAScript 3 released (the baseline for modern day Javascript)

Version 1.5

2000

Javscript 1.5 released

Ajax

2005

J.J. Garrett publishes Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications

Version 1.6

2005

Javascript 1.6 released

Rejoin

2005

Brenden Eich and Mozilla rejoin ECMA

Version 1.7

2006

JavaScript 1.7 released

Version 1.8

2008

JavaScript 1.8 released

Version 1.8.2

2009

Javascript 1.8.2 released

CommonJS

2009

The CommonJS project founded with the goal of creating a common standard library for Javascript development outside the browser.

Version 1.8.5

2010

Javascript 1.8.5 released with ECMAScript 5 compliance