Rhino was one of the first embeddable scripting languages for the Java Virtual Machine. While it was originally intended for Netscape's abandoned rewrite of its popular browser in Java, it saw mostly server-side use. This snowball rolled downhill until today, when we have Node.js being adopted throughout the cloud as a language for applications. You know you've hit it big when someone makes a teddy bear parodying your fanboys.
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