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Chapter 19. Using JavaScript > The Power of Scripting

The Power of Scripting

The power of JavaScript has become extremely significant to Web developers. Used originally to enhance sites with "cool stuff," JavaScript has become a sophisticated method of addressing many previously confounding site development concerns.

JavaScript is a scripting language that was originally derived from Netscape's LiveScript. Sun Microsystems, developer of the Java language, took an interest in this powerful script and, along with Netscape, made some adjustments to re-introduce the script under the new name JavaScript.


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