In the history of computing, 1995 was a crazy time.

First Java appeared, then close on its heels came JavaScript.

The names made them seem like conjoined twins newly detached, but they couldn’t be more different. One of them is compiled and statically typed; the other interpreted and dynamically typed.

That’s only the beginning of the technical differences between these two wildly distinct languages that have since shifted onto a collision course of sorts, thanks to Node.js.If you’re old enough to have been around back then, you might remember Java’s early, epic peak.
It left the labs, and its hype meter pinned.

Everyone saw it as a revolution that would stop at nothing less than a total takeover of computing.

That prediction ended up being only partially correct.

Today, Java dominates Android phones, enterprise computing, and some embedded worlds like Blu-ray disks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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