ECMAScript and Ecma International
However, people typically refer to ECMAScript as a means to describe the specifications of the language. ECMAScript has the goal of defining the ways in which the language is to be used; each browser may either support these specifications or not. Some may even go beyond them, providing a platform that allows features of the language that haven’t yet been released to be used. It is sometimes advised to use the previous version of the specifications as most, or all, browsers typically support them.
There is also Ecma International, which is basically describes how technologies should be used. Formerly ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association), Ecma International changed its name to reflect the organization’s global reach.
In tomorrow’s lesson, we’ll learn about the environment, or where to write your code.
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