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It was created out of need and is now used to create 95.2 percent (1.52 billion) of all websites, including some of the largest in the world, such as Facebook and YouTube. We wouldn't have popular and helpful web programmes like Google Maps and eBay without it.
ECMA-262, a standard describing a new scripting language known as ECMAScript, was developed by TC39 (often pronounced Ek-ma-script).
As a result, Netscape delegated the task of developing a language definition to the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA), an organisation dedicated to computer standardisation.
Between 1997 and 1999, three revisions of ECMA-262 were released, but version 4 was dropped over a decade later due to disagreements over the language's direction and proposed enhancements.
Many of these contentious features, such as generators, iterators, and destructuring assignments, have recently been added to the ECMAScript specification.