31 Mar '14, 11am

The rise an rise of #javascript: // by @tastapod

Firstly they open sourced their browser so people could see what they were up to. This meant other open source efforts, in particular Firefox, could borrow from their technical innovation, which upped the bar for everyone. (Firefox wasn’t waiting around either. With each new release of the browser and its Gecko engine came improvements in rendering times and JavaScript processing speed, as well as better support for emerging standards in the various browser technologies.) Secondly they started to push very strongly for clearer standards across browsers, giving rise to the nebulous HTML 5. Certainly there are other major players involved in HTML 5, not least the venerable Yahoo where Uncle Doug lives, but Google’s involvement created a sense of urgency that was never there before.

Full article: http://dannorth.net/2011/12/19/the-rise-and-rise-of-javas...

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