In 2005, Mário Valente gave a presentation in Lisbon about the future (and how Javascript) would succeed (on client and server side). Download Here
In 2007, I wrote (on my second blog) about it and talked about the server side components available back then. Mário did that too.

In 2014, Javascript is the most popular language on Github.

History is a bitch and just think that 14 years ago we blocked Javascript on the browser because it was insecure and now we can’t work with out. Back then it was just to do some automated stuff and changes to layout. Now we develop full featured applications, interfaces and interactions. Oh, it’s always bad to be right 😉