Geneva, 18 September 2017
In 2017 the popular ECMAScript Standard has become 20 years old.
For giving some further details we have linked three interesting original documents from 1997.
The work on ECMAScript has started in November 1996 (see the minutes of the 1st TC39 meeting). There was a great interest for the work from the very beginning. Today from the original development team Brendan Eich (Netscape) is still with TC39, while Carl Cargil (Netscape) was until last year the Adobe representative in the ECMA GA and member of the Ecma CC.
Anyway, this is a good time to look back to the launch of this successful Ecma standard and to congratulate and thank to those who did the first ECMAScript standard in 1996-1997 but also to those many experts who developed it further to what ECMAScript has become today....Namely one of the most successful standards on the web.