The Most Important Language in 2006: JavaScript


You gotta love Steve Yegge's blog. One of his latest posts is called Dreaming in a Browser Swamp. Steve's style is to write infrequent, long posts, but they are always worth the wait and the read.

"Browser Swamp" makes the outrageous claim that JavaScript is the most important language in the world today. A claim that surely going to get some argument (language wars are so much fun) but one which is grounded in some solid rationale. Note that Steve didn't say that it's the best language, only that it's the most important.