Deconstructing the JavaScript creation myth

To be fair to Brendan Eich, he probably could not have foreseen callback hell in 1995.

We are about a year away from celebrating the 25th anniversary of JavaScript. The story goes that young Brendan Eich created JavaScript in just ten days back in May of 1995.

God created the world in six days, and then He rested on the seventh day. That Eich created JavaScript in ten days is still amazing and impressive, and it may even be technically true, but it is misleading to say it…