Javascript

Javascript
In late 1995, what we know as JavaScript today was released as Mocha and then LiveScript before it finally settled into the staple we know and use now. Although they share similarities in both name and a few low end architecture, Java and Javascript are two unrelated languages. While JavaScript was designed to use Java's syntax and standard library of code and has reserved Keywords in Java, the individual languages stop there in both similarity and function.

JavaScript itself is a dynamic, object based, run-time evaluating programming language that allows writers to utilize it's robust functions in order to create entirely new HTML and Website features, such as opening new windows, validating forms and changing images with a mouse-over event.

Additionally, JavaScript is also used in many non website related applications the largest of which right now are the Gadgets that are used o­n the desktop of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unlike the Java Programming Language, JavaScript does have serious flaws in its security matrix, which allows for potentially hazardous malicious software to be run without any knowledge of the end-user.

Also, because of the client side requests of JavaScript, tech savvy users will be able to easily reverse engineer an authors JavaScript if they so choose, discovering potentially damaging personal and professional data from the website that JavaScript sends out regularly to the client.

Prototype-Based Objects in JavaScript are not o­nly readable by Human users, unlike Java which uses a form of Bytecode, but are also easily coded and modified by the user which allows for a much friendlier authoritative scripting environment than Java.

Because JavaScript supports higher-order functions with its ability to parse closures and state representation, it is considered a functional programming language and is able to develop massively dynamic environments and functions due to its ease of customization.