[Video 371] Brendan Eich: Rise of the Compilers

JavaScript is a language — but it is also, increasingly, a target for compilers written in other languages. How is JavaScript (aka ECMAScript) evolving to support a variety of languages, use cases, and real-world needs? In this talk, JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich describes where JavaScript is going, what new features it is going to get in the coming years as the language becomes an even more important aspect of the Web infrastructure.  The talk even includes a demo of a first-person shooter game written entirely in JavaScript, something that we never would have expected until just a few years ago.  If you’re interested in the future of JavaScript, this talk should help you to understand the future of what’s often called, “the assembly language of the Web.”

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