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Marc Ziel

A proper name for rails is Ruby on Rails and I never heard of EMScript.

People like to make up names for things that they interact with often to spice out their daily routine.

And if something is called just like a commonly used noun or verb, like 'next', 'node', it's better to add 'js' to avoid ambiguity. There aren't much pandas in IT but there's a lot of all kind of nodes in networking and programming.

Besides, "JS" is just trendy.

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Michael Currin Author

Oh sorry EMScript is something unrelated so i was wrong there.

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Michael Currin Author

I see creator named it Ruby on Rails originally

railsapps.github.io/what-is-ruby-r...

Thought it doesn't work elsewhere. How about some Flask on Python or Next on JS?

Maybe Rails was a bad example but others like Jekyll aren't called JekyllRB. Though for clarity the website is jekyllrb.com which is fine so awkward to read