#160 – Brendan Eich: JavaScript, Firefox, Mozilla, and Brave

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Brendan Eich is the creator of JavaScript and co-founder of Mozilla and Brave. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Brave browser: https://brave.com

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OUTLINE:
Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(06:54) – History of early programming languages
(11:47) – Physics needs more experiments and less theory
(16:24) – JavaScript origin story
(41:17) – JavaScript was created in 10 days
(50:57) – Marc Andreessen
(54:14) – Internet Explorer
(57:58) – Evolution of JavaScript
(1:03:44) – JavaScript standardization
(1:09:33) – TypeScript
(1:12:05) – JavaScript ecosystem
(1:15:15) – HTML5
(1:18:47) – Making JavaScript fast
(1:27:57) – JavaScript is the most popular language in the world
(1:38:23) – Advice for programmers
(1:44:20) – Browser wars
(1:50:50) – Firefox
(2:12:33) – Brave
(2:25:33) – Basic Attention Token
(2:50:36) – California
(2:59:48) – Mortality
(3:00:54) – Legacy

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