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JavaScript is a modern scripting language that is popular worldwide among developers. It is a lightweight, interpreted compiled language that can be used on both client-side as well as the server side. It was invented in the year 1995 by Brendan Eich. Over the years the language has improved a lot and a lot of new features have been added which make the coding process even easier. This language became an ECMA standard in the year 1997.

JavaScript Versions

We will discuss the various versions, their features as well and the release date in the table below:

VersionNameRelease YearFeatures
ES1ECMAScript 11997Initial Release
ES2ECMAScript 21998Minor Editorial Changes
ES3ECMAScript 31999

Added:

ES4ECMAScript 4 Abandoned due to conflicts
ES5ECMAScript 52009

Added:

ES6ECMAScript 20152015

Added:

ES7ECMAScript 20162016

Added:

ES8ECMAScript 20172017

Added:

ES9ECMAScript 20182018

Added:

ES10ECMAScript 20192019

Added:

ES11ECMAScript 20202020

Added:

ES12ECMAScript 20212021

Added:

ES13ECMAScript 20222022

Added:

  • Top-level await
  • New class elements
  • Static block inside classes
ES14ECMAScript 20232023

Added:

  • toSorted method
  • toReversed
  • findLast, and findLastIndex methods on Array.prototype and TypedArray.prototypet

Note: Older versions of browsers do not support ES6.



Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2023
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