We already know that Programming Language or “scripts” are languages designed specifically to give instructions or commands to a computer. We also already know that there are many scripts in this world. The script has its own syntax writing rules.
Then why do we learn Java script or Java Programming Language? Why do not we learn other scripts? What is the advantage of learning Java script? Where does the Java script come from?
A Brief History of Java Programming Language (Scripts)
The origin of the Java script was first coined by James Gosling, Mike Sheridan and Patrick Naughton in 1991. Earlier this script was named Oak because it was inspired by the Oak tree that grows near his office James Gosling. As time passed, the design of that script with syntax writing style similar to the C and C ++ scripts. That scripts eventually renamed to Java which was inspired by the name of coffee they often enjoy.
In 1995 the first Java version or Java 1.0 was release to the public for the first time under the auspices of Sun Microsystems companies. The slogan of the Java script is “Write Once, Run Anywhere”. That is, Java is simply write on one computer platform, but can be run by other computer platforms without experiencing problems. This became a blessing for the programmer at that time. Because before, if you have a program for the Windows operating system and want to make it for the MacOSX operating system, for example, you have to rewrite the program you created in order to run on that MacOSX-based computer.
The development of Java script
In 1997, Sun Microsystems tried to get international standardization of ISO / IEC JTC1 and Ecma International for Java script as a formality of a script. But then withdraw. That way, the standard Java script is the de facto standard manage by the Java Community Process to date.
Sun Microsystems does not charge for using the Java script, although the Java script is their product and copyright. As a company, Sun Mirosystems certainly needs revenue. Their revenue is derive from the sale of licenses for those who wish to use the Java script on specific products include in the Java Enterprise System service.
On November 13, 2006, Sun Microsystem released their Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to public for free and open-source under the auspices of the GNU General Public License. They completed all of the release process on May 8, 2007.
In January 27, 2010, Sun Microsystems was acquire by Oracle Corporation. And on April 2, 2010, James Gosling resigned from Oracle.
Such is the short history of the Java script that I copy from Wikipedia. Hopefully we can take advantage of the above history.
Useful Java Script
Oracle claims that the Java script has been used in more than 3 billion electronic devices worldwide. Any device? Well, there are so many different types of electronic devices around the world. Such as washing machine, DVD player, TV, ATM, Car, motorcycle injection, speakers, magic jar, inter-continental ballistic missile and so on. These electronic devices are mostly unable to work if they only consist of hardware. They need software to work properly. Programmers usually make software using Java script.
Indeed, not only Java script that create all devices in the world. But hey … 3 Billion device using Java script.
Then what can we conclude from the above facts? So many companies that need a programmer who master Java script. By mastering the Java script, you can work in the company of washing machine makers, DVD players, TVs, ATMs, Cars, injection motorcycles, speakers, magic jar and intercontinental ballistic missiles that use the Java script on the device.
And of course, you can work in an Android app company.
Or companies that make software based on Java script.
Worldwide currently use The Java script. Therefore, Java script will be very useful for you who want to pursue a career as a programmer.