So, back in the day some of you, like me, might remember one of the first widely used browsers, Netscape Navigator. Back then Netscape Navigator was the dog's dangly bits and early on had little to no competition.
In 1995 the senior management of Netscape was looking to add a scripting language into the browser. They looked at a couple of languages that could offer what they wanted. The Java programming language was considered as was another language called Scheme
In the end, though, they decided on neither, and instead, they wrote there own. This new language did have some similarities to the Java language. In the first release of Netscape Navigator to include this new language, it was marketed with the name LiveScript.
The Java boom