The press release leads with this title:
The subtitle may have been better still:
1996: Microsoft's version, called JScript, is included in Internet Explorer 3.0
Also 1996: Initial release of CSS
1997: The first edition of ECMA-262 was adopted by the Ecma General Assembly
1999: IE5 introduces XMLHttpRequest
2000: The rewrite of KHTML is completed, ancestor of WebKit and Blink. On October 23, 2000 KDE 2.0 is released, including KHTML for the first time.
2001: Internet Explorer 6 is released, the last major version of IE for 5 years. Today, the majority of IE6 users that remain are in China
2002: JSON.org is launched
Also 2002: Initial release of what would become Mozilla Firefox.
2003: First beta release of Apple Safari
2004: GMail released, starting the AJAX and "Web Application" era. Its release on April 1 leads people to believe it may be a prank.
Also 2004: WHATWG is formed to accelerate the HTML standardisation process.
2005: Apple open sources WebKit, its fork of KHTML.
Also 2005: Jesse James Garrett releases a white paper in which he coins the term 'Ajax'.
2006: John Resig makes the initial release of JQuery, that would dominate the "better cross-browser DOM API" landscape.
Also 2006: IE7 released - Microsoft restarts IE development.
Also 2007: Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby write the book RESTful Web Services, that turns the tide in favour of HTTP and against the WS-* set of specifications, also known as WS-DeathStar.
2009: Ryan Dahl releases node.js, which would grow to dominate the Server-side JS ecosystem.
Also 2012: First Nodecopter event held in Berlin.
Also 2013: The first Nodebots event is held in San Francisco.
This chart shows performance on the Kraken benchmark, for browsers from Firefox 3.5 to Chrome 23, on the same hardware.
The whyeye.org website that did this work seems to have been taken offline, but archive.org has preserved the original page.
Observe how NPM (everyone knows NPM is exploding) is the only one with an accellerating rate of increase in packages.
And now? What next for JS?
original source: http://resin.io/blog/