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When I talk about the "end of history", yes, the web is the correct focus to read it.

Yet, companies are demanding the devs to be more than frontend or backend devs. Look at the DevOps movement. JS allows your developers to work on both sides of the network with a single knowledge. It may become more than a blip, though I doubt it could ever takeover the backend or smartcards for instance.

So your point (correct me if I'm wrong) is that we'll be going down from JS to a lower-level paradigm, then "something" will bump and from this diaspora you're talking about, one language will prevail, I guess.

It's interesting to see JS as a high-level language that will force vendors to open VMs to allow more languages that will eventually compile to the same bytecode. Sounds very much like the "Java" part of Javascript :)

I like your perspective of viewing JS as the first native inhabitant of an island called "browser languages". Yet I'll need to think more before I can agree or disagree.

Thanks for the input!

Devops implies many things including continuous integration, continuous deployment, as well as system troubleshooting and maintenance.

For server side JS, I am curious how many who believe in Node can troubleshoot below the application layer.

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