javascript (ThoughtStorms)

Surprisingly good scripting-language (C-like syntax, no types, decent strings, dictionaries, objects but not classes) standard in browsers.

AlgebraicDataStructures :

Javascript 2 :

Good comments on packaging by IanBicking ;

For a long time, we've recognised that JavaLanguage is a pain because it's not a scripting (ie. LateBound, DynamicallyTyped, HighLevel) ProgrammingLanguage. And for a long time it's been recognised that JavaScript is not Java + scripting, merely a language with similar syntax and a marketing deal between Netscape and Sun.

But ten years later (2006) there are increasing indications of integration and the possibility that Javascript will become the official scripting on top of the JavaRuntimeEnvironment

** and on server-side Javascript frameworks in general :