JavaScript 2015?

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at
Mon Jan 26 07:09:41 PST 2015

* Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>I’m in the process of coming up with a good title for a book on 
>ECMAScript 6. That begs the question: What is the best way to refer to 
>ECMAScript 6?
>1. The obvious choices: ECMAScript 6 or ES6.
>2. Suggested by Allen [1]: JavaScript 2015.
>The advantage of #2 is that many people don’t know what ECMAScript 6 is. 
>However, I’m worried that a book that has “2015” in its title will 
>appear old in 2016.

Well, Microsoft Office 1997 came out in 1996, Office 2000 in 1999... So,
"JavaScript 2016" would be a better title for marketing purposes. There
is also the option leap ahead a bit further with "JavaScript 3000", but
Python tried that already. Over in the lands of Perl 5 "Modern Perl" is
the catchphrase booktitle, but that seems to be taken for JavaScript. It
would also be possible to take a clue from the browser vendors and make
it a BoD or e-book offering and increase the version number ever six
weeks or so (clearly justified by folding in errata). Another option is
to make reference to the past, like "Post-Snowden JavaScript" or better
perhaps "JavaScript after Snowden". Might make for a good setup to talk
about OO-design, classes, information hiding, and so on...
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