“We saw Java as the ‘component language’ used by higher-priced programmers, where the glue programmers — the Web page designers — would assemble components and automate their interactions using JS.
This division of labor across the programming pyramid fosters greater innovation than alternatives that require all programmers to use the ‘real’ programming language (Java or C++) instead of the ‘little’ scripting language.”
Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to dive into comparing the two languages. It’s not what interests me at all. It has probably been discussed on stackoverflow a thousand times. The question that I would like to think about is: How could this little scripting language oust another language which was somehow considered superior back then? Hm, what about…
Ease of use
Focus on UI and interaction
So what does that all mean?