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Be sure to check out the first post in this series, What is Computer Science?
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The dawn of the mid-1990s brought the battle of the web browsers, and it was a fight for Internet dominance. In one corner, we had Microsoft’s Internet Explorer; in the other, was Netscape’s Navigator. Both browsers were innovating quickly, trying to become the fastest, most trustworthy, and most user-friendly option for end users.
In September 1995, programmer Brandan Eich turned the tide. He started as a developer for Netscape, specializing in Java and Scheme, but saw the need for a simpler language: one that could be used directly in a web browser. Thus, Brandon developed a brand new scripting language in only 10 days.