JavaScript: Designing a Language in 10 Days

By Charles Severance
Published 02/02/2012
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Computer‘s multimedia editor Charles Severance speaks with Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich about how the latter created JavaScript in 1995. As HTML5 emerges, it’s entirely possible that JavaScript will soon become a dominant programming language for both mobile and desktop applications, which is impressive for a language Eich developed in 10 days nearly 20 years ago.

From Computer‘s Issue 2, Vol 45 – Feb 2012





Charles Severance
About Charles Severance

Charles Severance is a clinical associate professor and teaches in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and served as Computer’s multimedia editor until 2018. Follow him on Twitter @drchuck or contact him at