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During his college days, he fell in love with building programming languages. Lexical analysis and language parsings were things of beauty to him. This passion would prove indispensable when he entered the workforce under Silicon Graphics, developing operating systems and network code. His employment there lasted seven years.
Brenden spent his next three years writing microkernel and DSP code for MicroUnity Systems Engineering. Finally, with a decade of experience under his belt, at 35 years old, it was time for Brenden Eich to change the world.
How It All Came to Be
A company called Netscape was looking for an experienced programmer to help them develop an in-browser programming language. While now defunct, Netscape was the dominant force in the early days of the internet. Brenden’s original intent was to model his new project after the already existing Scheme language. This changed a bit throughout development, and with some pressure from Netscape, Brenden’s language had adapted the best qualities of Scheme, Java, and Self.
Where is Brenden Eich Now?
Afterward, Brenden became the CEO of Brave Software, a company that develops web browsers, where he remains to this day. He hasn’t updated his website since 2017, but he is a very active Twitter user if you’d like to stay up-to-date on everything Brenden Eich.